If there is no permanent resident at a rental property with a pool, it’s likely that the pool barrier checks and maintenance can go overlooked.
Property managers who manage homes with pools should conduct regular checks of pool barriers and gates, to ensure that they are in proper working condition. They should also provide tenants with resources (e.g. a home pool safety checklist) to assist them in keeping the backyard pool safe. Some tenants may not have lived in a home with a pool before, which means that they are unlikely to be aware of common faults to look out for or what parts of the barrier they should be regularly checking and maintaining.
If you’re a tenant living in a property with a pool and are unaware of your responsibilities for pool safety, contact your Property Manager for information.