A new in-ground pool is one of the most luxurious additions to a property in Port Jefferson, NY. It would add value to your home and become a new entertaining space for family, friends, and colleagues. Imagine how much more exercise you could do if you had your own pool, and the fun everyone would have during the warmer months. There would be no reason to ever leave your home. Before you get carried away with imaginings, keep in mind the many things to consider when planning a pool installation or renovation—not the least of which is safety. Here are a few ways that a gunite pool builder can make sure your pool is as safe as can be.
Safe Construction Is a Priority
A gunite pool is one of the most durable methods of constructing a pool. Once the space is excavated, it is reinforced with rebar and filled with a heavy-duty mixture of aggregates that can withstand much more use than other types of pools. While it’s not recommended that you let your furry friend swim with you, if he or she does jump in for a quick dip, the pool will not get damaged. Likewise, uninvited wild creatures have been known to crash the party! We’ve all seen videos of bears or other animals somehow making it over fences and into the waters to take a dip. With a gunite pool, you don’t have to worry about thousands of dollars worth of damage if this were to happen. An experienced gunite pool builder keeps safety in mind from start to finish of the job.
Safer Stairs Are a Must
A slip and fall in a pool can be very dangerous, especially for people swimming alone. Pool stairs can be slippery for children, adults, or seniors while entering or exiting your pool. In order to keep pools as safe as possible, it’s important to make sure they have plenty of grip and don’t have a slick surface. Even with a pool railing, accidents can still happen. Gunite pools are usually finished with plaster, so the surface texture maintains a good grip for all your beloved guests. A gunite pool builder can also customize the shape and depth of your stairs so that they meet the maximum space and safety conditions.
A Safer Pool Deck Is Possible
Pool decks can also be slippery because of the close proximity to the water. Splashing from the pool, or even water running off people who have just gotten out, can make your pool deck slippery. Even off-season, rain can make your pool deck hazardous if you’re entertaining, making a slip and fall even more dangerous if your pool has been covered. As an Authorized Unilock Contractor, The Platinum Group has access to top quality non-slip Unilock pavers that will make your pool as safe as possible, all year round. Especially if you anticipate having children around your property, make sure a Platinum professional installs a pool deck that is water absorbent and has a non-slip surface.
There are a ton of reasons why gunite pools are considered the safest and most durable types of pools for your home. Of course, safety is always at the top of the list of priorities. If you want more information about how Platinum professionals can give you a quality gunite pool, be sure to contact us.