Spring Break Pool Safety Tips for Hotels

In warm and sunny destinations like Phoenix, March and April are particularly busy months for hotels, resorts, and rental properties due to an influx of spring break vacationers. As guests flock to enjoy the beautiful weather and refreshing pools, property owners and managers have a critical responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their patrons. Pool safety is a key aspect of this responsibility.

At DCS Pool Barriers, our specialty is providing top-quality wrought iron pool fences and gates for commercial and residential properties throughout the greater Phoenix area, in an effort to enhance pool safety by reducing the likelihood that children or pets will wander into the pool area without supervision. We’ve compiled the following spring break pool safety tips for hotels:

  • Ensure that proper pool barriers are in place. Under Arizona law, pools that children may have access to are required to be enclosed by fencing that is at least five feet tall and free of any openings four or more inches in diameter. In addition, pool areas must be secured by self-closing gates that open outward from the pool and have self-latching mechanisms located at least 54 inches above the ground.Cities and counties within Arizona may impose even more stringent requirements. When choosing a material for fences and gates, wrought iron offers several advantages, including a high level of durability that makes them difficult to climb or otherwise breach. As an added benefit, wrought iron pool barriers are long-lasting and have a beautiful appearance that will complement the style of any property.
  • Conduct regular inspections and maintenance of your pool barriers. As the spring break season
    begins, conduct thorough inspections of your pool barriers and gates to ensure they are in optimal condition. Check for any signs of wear, rust, or damage—which can become safety hazards—and make necessary repairs or replacements.
  • Install adequate signage. Clear, visible signage should be placed around the pool area, indicating the pool rules, depth markers, and the location of lifesaving equipment. Signs should also remind guests to supervise children at all times and to keep the pool gates closed and locked when the pool is not in use.
  • Consider implementing a key card access system for the pool. This will help ensure that only guests have access to the pool area, reducing the risk of unauthorized entry.
  • Educate your staff. Ensure that all staff members are trained in pool safety protocols and emergency response procedures. They should be familiar with the location and use of lifesaving equipment, such as life rings and pool hooks, and know how to perform basic first aid and CPR.
  • Promote constant supervision. Remind guests, through signage and verbal communication, that there is no substitute for constant, vigilant adult supervision when it comes to pool safety. Children should never be left unattended near the pool, even if they are experienced swimmers.

Spring break is a time for relaxation and fun, but safety should always be the top priority when it comes to swimming pools. By investing in high-quality wrought iron pool barriers and following other important pool safety guidelines, property owners can ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests. To request an estimate for your property, contact DCS Pool Barriers today!