When we become parents for the first time it is a really shocking experience. Here we are, given this small human life, and trusted with the responsibility to make sure that they grow up okay and that we keep them safe. It can be a very tough time trying to decide what’s the right parenting decision and what’s the wrong one. And nothing is ever clear cut!

That’s why the decision of when to get an above ground pool is such an important one. You may like to seek advice from family and friends on your parenting decisions, but when to get a pool is really a tricky one.

We are all very concerned with children’s safety around pools. The good news is that in Australia, pool safety laws are fairly strict, regarding fencing and gates and latches. This in effect means that it is extremely difficult for children to get into trouble around pools if they are being supervised effectively.

And as a parent, this is what you should always be doing – supervising effectively. This is important to remember and easy to put into practice once you get the hang of it.

So, back to the question at hand – when should you get a pool? It can be tempting to want to hold off getting a pool until your children are already confident in the water. As a parent, it is reassuring to know that your kids are able to pretty much fend for themselves in the water.

However, this is a little bit of a double edged sword. To get more confident in the water your kids need more practice in the water. Which means being around and in the water more.

In fact, parents are now taking their children to swimming lessons from the age of just a few weeks old. The earlier off that you start your kids in the water, the more comfortable they become more quickly in the water.

It is for this reason that we recommend getting a swimming pool either before you have children or as soon as possible after. Positive water interactions and proper pool safety taught from an early age will ensure that your child remains a strong swimmer and confident in the water. With the correct supervision and safety measure in place you can be assured of your child’s safety while in the pool.

Choose Affordable Pools for above ground swimming pools Australia. No matter what age your kids are, they can benefit from having their very own above ground pool in the backyard of their very own home. Water safety and awareness starts at home so get your kids started early. In a land surrounded by sea water confidence is of the utmost importance.