Q: We purchased a new home with a built-in pool. Do you have any safety tips?
A: There are a couple easy home improvements to ensure pool safety. First, get an ornamental iron fence with a locking gate that surrounds the entire pool.
You can also have an alarm put on the gate itself, or a sensor alarm that can alert you when there is movement inside the pool.
Then, get a pool cover. You will need more than one of the soft plastic solar covers, which are designed only to trap heat and not to keep people or animals from falling in. A good pool cover will attach at various locations on the deck and cover the entire pool.