As a new parent, I can attest to the desire to keep my kids safe. The safest option for protecting children and pets from pool-related accidents is through the use of an automatic pool cover.
When the pool is covered there is no way for anyone to gain access to the water without either the key or the code for the touchpad.
If you are thinking of adding a new cover to your pool project I would recommend sticking with a rectangular pool. These pools are the easiest to implement a cover system into. They also have a lower cost than a deck on deck type installation and the systems tend to last longer and receive less wear.
Pool Pros Automatic Pool Covers start out at $15,000.00 and go up depending on the size of the pool and style of installation.
This does have a fairly high price point but in certain areas, if you have an automatic pool cover on your pool you will not be required to have fencing. This alone can save you $4,000 and up. This helps offset the cover cost slightly. Although I always recommend both a fence and an auto cover whenever possible. As a parent of 3 little ones, I can honestly say there is no cost too steep to keep kids safe and give you peace of mind that no swimming-related accidents can happen when your pool is covered with.