During summer people tend to spend more time outside, hanging out with friends and relaxing by the pool.
Now more than ever, is the time for homeowner’s with swimming pools to make sure their yards are safe and secure, in order to limit the risk of an accidental drowning. The following steps will help keep your yard secure, and children safe:
Ensure that your fence is securely in place, and surrounds the entire pool area.
Make sure all gates to the yard /pool area are locked at all times. Gates into pool areas should also have an automatic closure.
If possible, make sure your pool cover is in place when the pool is not being.
If you have a dog door that leads to the back yard, make sure it’s closed and/or locked to prevent a child from crawling through without your knowledge.
If you have an above ground pool, remove the ladder when not in use.
The risk of an accidental incident is always present, even when proper precautions are made. Therefore it’s important to minimize risk by being proactive. Also, you may consider protecting your assets with higher liability limits or a personal Umbrella.
These easy steps can help make sure everyone’s summer is both fun and safe!
Please contact us for a homeowner’s insurance quote at either our San Diego office (760)795-2002 or our Temecula office (951)296-6833 or visit our website: www.hwpinsurance.com