We all love to go into the pool to cool down on a hot day, but did you know that there is such a thing as too much water in the pool? What if I told you that having too much water in your pool could seriously hurt you and your family? Believe it or not, there are some strange accidents that occur every year because of people swimming in pools with too high of water levels. If this sounds like something you need to know, read on.
The Downsides Of A Giant Pool
The first and most obvious downside to a giant pool is size, tons of space is required just to maintain it. Moving around a large pool is very hard, not to mention the fact that it’s extremely dangerous in terms of accidents. There is also the issue of power, generating enough electricity to operate a giant pool pump is difficult and not very eco-friendly. In many cases, people find that their giant pool costs more to operate than it is worth, the water tends to be extremely dirty due to all of the chemicals used to clean it, and most importantly, it is extremely dangerous to have too much water in the pool, especially if it’s a public pool.
Why Are Pools Dangerous?
Let’s be honest, anytime you have a lot of people around a pool, there is bound to be some kind of accident at some point. Whether it’s slipping and falling in the pool or being distracted by kids and pets while swimming, the potential is there for injuries to occur. Also, if there is a sudden change in the weather and you have nowhere to go, getting wet can cause you to freeze which can lead to injuries or even death. Pools are also breeding grounds for bacteria and other microbes which can make you sick if you are not careful. And finally, the temperature of the water may cause you discomfort if you are not used to the heat and if it gets too hot you may even find that you cannot swim at all without feeling badly affected. All of these things make pools dangerous and even if you are being careful, it’s still a really dangerous place to be!
How Do You Avoid All Of These Problems?
If you want to have a safe and pleasant experience in the pool, avoiding all these problems is really the key. There are tons of options which you can implement to make sure that your pool is as safe and pleasant as possible. For example, if you need more room, consider building an extension onto the pool house or buying a bigger one! As for the size of your pool, the general rule of thumb is 1 foot of water for every adult in the pool. For added safety, there should be no more than two or three feet of clearance between the pool and the perimeter fence around it. Also, ensure that there are no hidden dangers in or around the pool, such as stairs or landings which someone could fall off of when swimming laps, in the rain or the sun. Finally, make sure that the water is always properly maintained, testing the water regularly for temperature and pH levels is essential to ensure that it stays fresh and appealing to swim in! If you keep all of these things in mind and obey them, you will be able to enjoy your pool without any worries at all.
Hopefully, this article will help you understand why giant pools are a bad idea and how you can avoid all the problems that come with them. If this sounds like something that would interest you, there are tons of smaller pools available which are perfectly suited for social swimming or for parents to watch their kids while they swim. Just make sure that you are always careful around water and that you have everything you need before you go in, if you don’t have a pool lifeguard, get one! Happy swimming!