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We’ve got you covered! With the recent events impacting the financial industry, we understand you may have questions, and even concerns, about the safety of your own deposits. First, you can rest assured that as a DIF Member Bank, all deposits with MountainOne are fully insured in excess of existing FDIC coverage. Still feeling unsure? Don’t fret! Our Mountaineers are here to guide you through any uncertainty. It’s in our nature! Learn more.

Avoid Swimming Pool Safety Issues

Hot summer days and swimming pools are a great combination to enjoy some summer fun. Many homeowners add backyard pools as a way to entertain and beat the heat. However, adding a pool to your property also increases homeowner responsibilities. Keep these tips in mind if you decide to add a pool to your home:

  • Install a fence. Most communities require a fence around private swimming pools. Install a safety fence with a locked latch and utilize a cover when you are not using your pool.
  • Maintain pool hygiene. Properly filter and chemically treat your pool. Babies should wear swim diapers, and swimmers with open wounds or illnesses should be kept out of the water.
  • Establish nonslip surfaces around the pool. There is a high risk of slips and falls occurring around a pool. Make sure the area surrounding your pool is a nonslip surface, and remove any standing puddles of water—as these increase the potential for accidents.
  • Require swimming ability. Be sure that all children who use your pool can swim. If they cannot, a parent or guardian should accompany them and be near the pool to supervise. Life jackets or flotation devices should be worn by anyone who cannot swim.
  • Store pool chemicals properly. Keep pool chemicals in a cool, dry place—away from any fire hazards and lawn care products.
  • Know first aid. As a homeowner, you are responsible for the safety of all swimmers in your pool. As such, consider lifeguarding, CPR and first-aid courses for everyone in your family. This way, everyone will know how to safely respond in an emergency situation.

If you plan to add a pool to your home, you need to ensure you have the proper insurance. Contact MountainOne Insurance for more information on pool-related coverage.

By Zywave, Inc.