The heat of summer is here which means Aston pools are being used more now than any other time of the year. The Aston Code Department wants to make sure everyone is using their pools as safely and responsibly as possible. When the pool is not in use, you should make sure that all surrounding gates are closed. Another important tip is to make sure all of your ladders are in the locked position when nobody is using the pool. Perhaps the most essential detail to pay attention to is the quality of the water that is in the pool. Pool owners need to make sure that the water is properly treated, so it does not become stagnant. When pool water is not treated the correct way it creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus.  Even small pools (under 24 inches) that go in your yard should have the water changed frequently so that the water does not become stagnant.  So make sure you are careful with taking care of your pool this summer, and most importantly, have fun!