As summer draws to a close and the fall season approaches, temperatures are bound to drop in the coming weeks. You can expect days to start growing shorter, which means you will end up having to swim at night more frequently. That said, here are a couple of things you can do to stay safe when swimming at night.
Make Use of Artificial Lighting to Improve the Experience
Artificial lighting is a resource and luxury that has become so commonplace in our day-to-day lives that we almost take it for granted. Whereas such lighting solutions would have been impossible in the past, today you can use these marvels of science and technology to improve the safety of your pool environment.
In the daytime, you don’t need to worry about lighting since the sun provides plenty of natural light. During the night, however, there is minimal natural light even on a night with a full moon and no clouds. As such, installing artificial lights around the pool area can help you to see everything that’s happening around your pool area.
In addition to providing better illumination to make your pool safer at night, installing more lights around your poolside area also enhances the experience of night swimming. The different colors create playful swirls on the pool water to produce aesthetically pleasing visuals.
Prioritize Pool Security and Privacy
The best pool safety practices should include improved security and more privacy. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by shielding your pool from rude or nosy neighbors. This is why good landscaping and placement of fences are crucial. Some of the common fencing materials that you can use for your pool include wood, iron, and aluminum. It is also worth noting that moisture damage can wreak havoc on fences. In light of this, you should ensure that your wood and iron are pressure treated to make them resistant to rust. Alternatively, you can coat your fencing planks with rust-resistant sealants.
Keep Annoying Bugs Away
Swarms of bugs like mosquitoes and flies are more common during summer. These can make your night swimming experience unpleasant if they choose to swarm around your pool. Not only are bugs a nuisance but they also have the potential of spreading diseases. Ramping up your protective measures against bugs is therefore an essential part of improving your pool safety at night. Some of the ways you can deter bugs from swarming around your pool include installing bug deterrent lamps around your deck and using citronella spray. Getting rid of bugs around your pool area will allow you to enjoy your night swimming without having to worry about bites from these pesky insects.
A Final Word
If you have any questions about how to build and secure a swimming pool, Phoenix Pools & Spas is here to assist you. We specialize in building pools, spas, and hot tubs in addition to providing pool maintenance services. Contact us today for more pool safety tips and tricks.