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Protect Your Pool Equipment and Furnishing

August 15, 2022


In Winnipeg, summer is eagerly awaited by all—but especially those who own an outdoor pool. You practically count down the months until the snow thaws, and you can go for a swim again. 

Ah, the outdoor pool. An oasis in your own backyard, a place where you can soak up the sun, get your swim on, and splash around with friends. 

You’ve invested thousands of dollars into your pool. Now, you want to make sure that investment is protected. Here’s how to keep your outdoor equipment and furnishings safe:


Lock Up Valuables

If you leave expensive equipment out in the open, it may be a matter of time before it’s stolen. What can you do to ensure that your property stays on your property?

The owner of a Winnipeg pool company writes, “Pool equipment theft is on the rise. As the cost of installing a pool increases, so do the rates of theft. This is a concern for homeowners who keep their equipment outdoors.”

How do you prevent pool equipment theft? Tether all your valuables to the ground. This includes your pool vacuum, pump, heater, and any outdoor furniture. You can use a U-lock or a steel cable to secure your valuables. 


Install a Security System

When you’re talking about security measures, a camera system is bound to come up. 

Setting up a camera is an effective thief deterrent. Combine that with an alarm system, and you’ll be good to go. 

Consider shopping around for security systems in Winnipeg. With this level of protection, you can rest assured that even if your equipment gets stolen, you’ll have the video evidence you need to take legal action. 

Make your pool (and your home) much safer with an integrated security system, complete with a monitored alarm and video surveillance cameras. 


Set Up a Pool Fence

Your home is your sanctuary. If someone invades your home and steals your belongings, you may no longer feel safe there. What can you do to keep thieves out?

A pool fence will help keep thieves out. It’s also an important safety precaution; a fence prevents children or pets from falling into the pool.

Feed two birds with one scone by installing a pool fence: You can improve the security and safety of your pool area. You can try building your own fence or contact a building company to do it for you.


Use Outdoor Lighting

For a moment, put yourself in the mind of a thief. Imagine that you were going to steal something. You had two houses to choose from: One that was completely lit up and one that was as dark as the night sky. Which would you pick?

This illustrates why lighting can be an effective way to ward off crime. Keep your outdoor pool area lit up at all hours of the night, and you can reduce the likelihood of a crime.

Want to save on energy costs? Make use of solar lights; they absorb sunlight during the day and convert it to solar energy to stay lit all night long. 


Build a Shed

A pool enclosure can house all your pool equipment, from your chemicals to your spare filters. A shed is easier to protect than an open space; you can install locks on the door and windows. STAR Building in Winnipeg recommends building a shed with durable siding for the utmost protection. On top of that, no one will be able to see the valuables you keep inside it; if you store your equipment in the backyard, anyone walking by can look at it. 


An investment in security always pays off. Even if the upfront cost is a bit steep, think of how much you’ll save by not replacing a stolen pool pump or outdoor couch. 

With these security tips, you won’t lose sleep worrying about your outdoor equipment. Once you’re done securing your backyard, you can get back to enjoying your pool!





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