Sonoran Property Inspections - Pool Safety

By
Home Inspector with Sonoran Property Inspections LLC

Sonoran Property Inspections has done numerouse phoenix home inspections lately and have come up with the same item more times than not. That is pool safety items! This is serious stuff folks, I hate to write this stuff up but I hate the potential results much more. Please tell your clients if they have a pool to get the gates checked, get the pool inspected for safety. We all hear about the teagic outcome of children getting into the pools becouse of a broken gate, broken or unsecured fence ect. This is all avoidable! Please check your pool for safety. Here is a quick check list for pool safety:

 

Gates must be 60" above grade and be self locking and self closing

Fencing must not have any toe hold or ways for some one to climb the exterior of the fence and it to must be 60" above grade

CPR- make sure anyone who uses the pool knows how to perform cpr.

Go out to the pool with a cell phone or the cordless phone. DO NOT leave your children in the pool un supervised for any reason.

Get your children enrolled in a swimming class. They can start lessons as early as 6 months old. Some times they are even free.

Make sure the gates are locked if you are not home.

 

This is a short list of the more seriouse items to pay attention to. We consistantly see the poor gate and fence condition when doing our phoenix home inspections. These items are so easy to correct, please don't take action now. Drownings are preventable.

 

We're always happy to talk to you about your phoenix home inspection, give us a call at 480.415.7977 to see how we can help you.

Comments (3)

Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

Thanks for sharing this valuable information. It's posts like this that make active rain great!

Apr 19, 2010 06:12 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

If you own a pool you should know C.P.R.

also it is very inexpensive to have a phone line or cordless phone installed close to the pool area for emergencies.

Your cell phone could be useless if you need to go in the water

Enjoy the day

Apr 19, 2010 07:31 AM
Jerry Spicer
Sonoran Property Inspections LLC - Scottsdale, AZ

Don,

 

I agree everyone SHOULD know CPR, the problem is that everyone doesn't know cpr. I am suggesting that everyone take the class and become prepared to use it in the evnt that they need to.

I  am suggesting that a phone be at the pool side should it need to be used. I don't care if it is a cordless, a line phone or a cell. I have no idea why you would take your cell phone into the water. I am certainly aware that be useless IN the Water.

 

The bottom line is that people need to be aware of the risk aroung the pool and be prepared for the unexpected. We have way to many drownings here in Az every year. I inspect 350 homes a year and allot of them have pools and almost everyone has a safety problem. We need to change that.

Apr 19, 2010 03:29 PM

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