How to Secure Your Pool
When it comes to securing your pool there are plenty of responsibilities that you must answer to whether it’s maintenance or security. Of that many things you may have to do for your pool the most important one to answer to is keeping it locked and secured. Not only is it the law in Florida, but it’s an important matter of safety.
Florida Statute 515 states that drowning is the leading cause of death for children and is a significant contributor to the death of frail elderly people as well. In order to reduce the risk of drowning, security measures must be taken. This law applies to:
“Any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that contains water over 24 inches (610mm) deep. This includes in-ground, above ground and on-ground pools; hot tubs, spas, and fixed in place wading pools.”
With this in mind, it’s important to consider how exactly to make sure that your pool security is up to code, but more importantly, safe.
Here are three ways you can secure your pool in order to meet code and keep people safe.
Access Control - This allows you to actively monitor who is getting into the pool or pool area, allowing you to stay on top of the safety of your pool, allowing you to have peace of mind when it comes to preventing any unfortunate drownings. Smart locks are a great option for this as well.
Medeco Locks - These locks are high security. Meaning that the keys cannot be copied unless you come to CK’s Lockshop and Security and only with signed authorization that is kept on file. Beyond that, the cylinders and locks are tested by independent testing labs to meet or exceed Underwriters Laboratory UL437 requirements. Click here to learn more about Medeco Locks.
Keypad Locks - Using these can significantly improve the security of your pool area, allowing you to pass code standards with flying colors. These locks have central monitor capabilities, while also offering seamless code-changing abilities as well.
Where to Start With Securing Your Pool
Making sure that your pool’s security system is up to code is of the utmost importance, however, it’s not the most simple thing to set up on your own. Fortunately, the professionals here at CK’s Lockshop and Security are here to help with everything. From consultation to installation and servicing, our experts are here to make sure your pool is safe and secure, while also helping you to meet Florida’s code.
Don’t hesitate. If you’re preparing to install a pool or already have a pool that needs a new security system or simply maintenance to a current one, click here to give us a call to set up your free consultation today.