There’s no better time for Lancaster and Palmdale swimming pool owners than relaxing and swimming in your backyard paradise during hot summer months. Swimming pool safety is a constant for keeping your children and guests safe while enjoying your backyard water playground. Death by drowning is a major cause of death for children between the ages of one and four. For babies and toddlers drowning accidents when swimming is one of the greatest risks parents can face. The best way to keep a person from an accidental drowning is to make sure the proper measures in place to keep your water swim safe. Fences around your pool’s perimeter, life jackets and adult supervision are a few reasons on the top of the list. Also having some one who knows CPR near the pool is a huge benefit for keeping you, your family and guests safe while enjoying the water. When added up all the above safety tips will cut the risks of accidents and potential drowning situations.
Swimming Pool Safety For Lancaster & Palmdale Pools and Spas
A four-sided fence that acts as a barrier between your home and the water can cut drownings by children and toddlers by 50%. The fence is no lower than four feet in height with latching gates that open out. For many parents keeping your swimming pool or spa safe means making sure young ones know how to swim at an early age is a great safety measure that reduces accidental drownings and injuries. A child as young as one years old and can learn to swim in water. Professional swimming lessons for children under the age of 4 can lower swimming accidents by almost 90%. Having life jackets near by and available for less experienced swimmers is also another vital pool safety item to have. Adult supervision is always necessary when young and inexperienced swimmers are in and around the water. Always keep in mind that a small child should never be left alone near the water. It can only take 5 minutes of a child being out of sight for a drowning to occur. Supervision means just that. It does not mean sitting outside texting or talking on your phone or playing board games while a youngster is swimming nearby. When enjoying a swim in the water with your child always be an arm’s length away. Yourself or someone on hand when people are swimming that knows CPR is also a vital part of keeping everyone in your swimming pool area safe. If an accidental drowning does occur by having yourself or another person present who knows CPR can dramatically cut drowning injuries.
Besides professionally maintaining swimming pools and spas in Lancaster, Palmdale and Quartz Hill CA we also like to do what we can to help protect our customers and the community. We hope these tips help keep you, your family and guests swimming safely for years to come!
We’re often asked what type of pool maintenance is best after it rains. On average Lancaster, Palmdale, and Quartz Hill get 8 inches of rain per year. That means there are lots of weeks of dry weather. A swimming pool can get very dirty after it rains. Leaves and other debris especially after heavy winds will find its way into your water. A heavy rain can lessen your water chemistry and throw off the pH balance. If the rain is light still checking the chemistry is a smart thing to do. The most vital part of pool maintenance for residential outside pools after a heavy rain is to fully clean the pool surface and bottom. Then check the current water chemistry levels inspecting alkalinity, pH and sanitizer levels. After cleaning a test of your water chemistry will give info on changes with alkalinity that will change to keep the pH balanced. Rain will make your water dirty and inspecting chlorine and sanitizer levels will help make sure any harmful agents are properly treated. Heavy rains will also increase the overall water level and if it’s too much an easy fix is to drain some water out by using the waste setting on your pump.
Post Rain Palmdale & Lancaster Pool Maintenance
Shocking your pool is also a good idea when maintaining your pool after a rain storm. With a heavy rain all sorts of contaminants can and will make their way from the deck, patio and other spots into your water. Shocking your water will help reduce any health risks and make sure the water is swim safe. Speaking of safety, it’s always best to stay out of the pool during thunder and lighting storms. A good rule to follow is if you hear thunder it’s time to exit the water. Our company has been maintaining commercial swimming pools and cleaning residential pools in the Lancaster, Palmdale and Quartz Hill communities for 22 years and are always available to help.
Lancaster and Palmdale pool owners can save $200 with Edison pool pump rebates when updating single speed pumps to an energy-saving variable speed model. Switching out old pumps for a variable speed will cut energy costs up to 75%. Variable speed pool pumps don’t need much electricity and run at lower speeds compared to single-speed pumps. One speed pumps run at the same rate no matter what the task is. The $200 Edison pool pump rebates are ongoing but why wait to start saving money and help the environment and your pocket. Cut energy your pump and motor use with a variable speed pump that runs on a timer and operates cooler and quieter. If can’t recall repairing or replacing your pool pump in the last 8 years then you may have an older single speed model. All single family homes in Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill or the Antelope Valley qualify for the Edison rebate.
Edison Pool Pump Rebates Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill
Our pool cleaning company has installed and repairing swimming pool pumps in Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill and many parts of the Antelope Valley for 22 years now. We’ve noticed that pool owners can save $500 to $800 each year when replacing your single speed pump. That’s quite a large savings to say the least. For energy savings you can expect anywhere from 50%-75% off your electricity bill. Current Edison customers can get the rebate with two easy steps. First you need to buy a new variable speed pump and second you will need to send the completed Edison rebate application to Edison. Rebates are for single-family homes, condos and mobile homes in Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill and all Antelope Valley Edison customers. With summer near and more time being spent outside by the pool give yourself a break from the hot summer heat and why not do the same for your pump too! Feel free to reach out and call to speak with one of our aquatic technicians today about installing a new variable speed pump. One we know the size of your pool we can make recommendations on the right pump and costs associated with installing it.