The Latest Technology! Making Swimming More Safe And Fun

Most kids love playing and swimming in the pool and will willingly jump in even if they can’t swim properly. Understandably, this can put parents on edge. Whilst swimming will always come with risks we can make it safer and more fun by implementing innovative pool technology. Here’s what you need to know.

Mineral Pools

Mineral pools systems have grown in popularity over the last few years. They sanitise the water to the same high standard as traditional chlorine, they just use far fewer chemicals to do so. A mineral system provides a much gentler swimming experience and is known to have many health benefits too. There is no stinging eyes or green hair and it is suitable for those who suffer from sensitive skin. It’s much safer to swim in especially if the kids accidentally swallow the water.

Smart Pool Technology

Smart pool technology is the way of the future. It allows you to control almost all aspects of your pool’s equipment from your smart device. This means no overdosing the pool with chemicals and no forgetting to clean the pool and it getting dirty. Automating maintenance ensures the pool stays clean and is safe to swim in at all times. They are user friendly and can save you money and time. Additionally, they make a great selling point to prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell down the track. Nowadays people are busy and don’t have the time to commit to additional chores. Smart pool technology makes pool ownership as hands free as it can get, leaving you with more time to enjoy your pool.

Tanning Ledge

Some fibreglass pool designs come with tanning ledges. They not only provide an area for the adults to relax but are a child and pet-friendly area too. Because the water is shallow, it is generally warmer than the deeper area of the pool and it is safer for children to paddle in whilst they are gaining confidence in the water. Bubblers or water features can be included on the tanning edge which can add to the fun. The average depth on a tanning ledge is around 9 inches.

Safety Edges

Most quality fibreglass pools come with safety edges partially or entirely around the perimeter of the pool. The surface of a fibreglass pool can be slippery which can be difficult for a child to grab on to, so it is important that the pool you choose has these included. This allows children to stand on the edge or get a grip and take a rest if they need to.

LED Smart Lighting

LED lighting not only looks great but it makes the pool area a whole lot safer when the sun starts to go down. Smart technology allows you to control your LED pool lights from your smartphone. You can change the lights colours, dim the lights, turn them off or on, with a touch of a button. You don’t have to be home to control your lights either which comes in handy if you’ve left home and remember you forgot to turn the lights off, you can simply grab your phone and switch them off. You can create a light show for the kids or when guests come over which is sure to be well received.

Non-Slip Surfaces

Fibreglass pools are now manufactured with non-slip surfaces. It doesn’t affect the appearance of the pool and it still maintains its sparkling colour. This prevents unnecessary slips and potential injuries. Ensure this feature is included in your pool.


There are various types of alarms you can have for your pool, some of these include:

  1. Pool entry alarms – An alarm is activated if someone opens the pool gate.
  2. Surface sensor alarm – They float on top of the water and sense movement in the pool. On quality versions, you can set the sensitivity so it doesn’t go off if leaves fall in the pool.
  3. Underwater motion detectors – This type of alarm is set off when motion is detected in the pool. They are highly effective and a reliable type of pool alarm.

Water Testing Apps

Balancing your pool’s chemicals is essential to keeping it healthy and safe to swim in. The latest technology allows pool owners to test their water levels on an app. The app can identify water imbalances and enables you to log test results. You can adjust your chemicals levels based on the information provided on the app.

Safety Cover

While all pools should have a compliant safety barrier in place, a safety cover adds an extra layer of protection to prevent children from getting in the water. Thermal pool covers not only keep the kids out but they warm the pool too. When the weather starts to cool down this makes swimming much more enjoyable and allows you to use your pool all through the year, not just in the summertime.

Self-cleaning Pool

Cleaning the pool can be a laborious and time-consuming task and let’s be honest, it’s not how we want to be spending our free time. A self-cleaning pool cleans itself meaning you don’t have to. Cleaning heads are built into the floor of the pool. They are virtually invisible and won’t affect the appearance of your pool. It circulates the water throughout every inch of the pool and the suction point removes all dirt and debris for a superior clean. While they are an initial outlay, you quickly recoup your investment from the money saved on chemicals and pool maintenance.

A Safe Pool Is A Fun Pool

New and innovative pool safety features are continually hitting the market and it’s a trend that is unlikely to stop anytime soon. Ensuring that your pool is as safe as it can be reduces the risk to your swimmers and allows you to enjoy your pool rather than fretting over potential safety hazards.

Here at Barrier Reef Pools, we use the latest technology to manufacture and install our fibreglass pools to give our customers a state of the art swimming pool. We have innovative inclusions that you can add to your pool to enhance the fun and overall safety. If you require additional information or have any questions, visit the website or get in contact with our friendly and experienced team today.