If you have young children and are looking for Calgary homes that have a pool, make sure that you have considered all angles first. While it is nice to have a family pool and you'll be able to teach your children to be comfortable in the water at a young age, there are a lot of responsibilities that you'll have to take on.
Safety and security will need to be at an all-time high if you have a pool. There should be alarms set at all doors and they need to be tested regularly. Any time anyone enters or leaves the home this alarm will go off unless it has been disarmed first. Usually there is a button that is very high up that needs to be pressed before the adult leaves the home to avoid having the alarm sound.
These types of precautions need to be set in place early. A child that cannot reach a door handle today to get out of the home can magically reach it tomorrow. A lot of accidents occur when a parent assumes that there is no way for the child to escape the compounds of a house due to their size. Kids can climb and can get things done that you wouldn't believe by setting their minds to it.
The other thing that you need to consider is the lifeguarding of the pool. When the kids are young you'll have to have your eyes on them at all times even if they're wearing a flotation device. Sometimes an accident can happen in the blink of an eye when all of the adults in the pool area are distracted with something else. It happens!
The aftermath of any type of pool accident can last a lifetime. Getting a home with a pool can work but you need to understand the deep responsibilities that come with it - especially if you have young children.