Keeping your pool safe should be a primary concern of any pool owner. Posted pool rules is a must for all pools. Rules like no running, no glass around the pool and most importantly no swimming alone.
No diving signs should be posted for non diving pools. Pools that have a diving board should be used only with proper diving techniques. Diving should only be allowed from an approved diving area and never from the side or shallow end deck area. Diving into an above ground pool should never be allowed.
Pool equipment that will help keep you pool safe include a pool fence, pool alarm, an automatic or winter safety cover, and anti-entrapment equipment. Make sure if your pool has a main drain that it has the proper anti-entrapment cover. Vacuum lines should be plugged or turned off when not in use. The use of a safety cover or automatic cover will keep your pool safe when the pool is not being used. A pool alarm does not take the place of adult supervision but will add additional protection for your pool. A pool fence with a self-latching gate is a must for all pools.