With summer right around the corner and school ending, it is time to think about pool safety!
Swimming pool drownings are the leading cause of death for children under the age of five years old. So give serious consideration this summer to installing pool fencing for your home swimming pool for your child, grandchild or neighborhood children.
- Pool fencing is intended to prevent a child from having access to a swimming pool unless a responsible adult is present.
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From the News 10 ABC article, “Family Recounts Toddler’s Near Drowning”.
“Since April 1, there have been nine drownings or near drownings of children in pools and spas in the Sacramento area. ”
A decision to purchase a pool fence or a pool net for your swimming pool is wise and responsible. Drowning can occur in as little as three seconds and is a leading cause of accidental death in children under five years of age.
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KTNV ABC Channel 13 released an article on their site, “Plan a Satisfying — and Safe — Summer of Pool Enjoyment“. The article talks about how constant adult supervision is vital in saving your child from drowning in the pool. The article also notes that in addition to adult supervision, pool fences or pool barriers with a properly functioning pool gate can provide a second layer of security.
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We had a drowning in Vero Beach just a couple of weeks ago. A two year old boy scurried away from the sight of his adult supervision for just a few seconds and…This tragic incident happened in a very well to do neighborhood near the beach. Accidents can and do happen to ANYONE and EVERYONE. This is one ‘accident’ that we have a choice in preventing. We got a few extra calls for safety product estimates after citizens read the news in the paper,
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At Pool Guard, we are on the business of putting up pool safety fences and the more we stress to our customers how important it is to be safe the less they want to spend.
A couple of weeks ago we got a phone call to do an estimate at a house in Plantation, Florida. We did the estimate and the homeowner told us that an child had drowned and he/she was in coma.
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Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age 5 and the second-leading cause of death for children 14 and under. Even children who are good swimmers can drown, and some do each year by what’s known as entrapment, which means getting pulled down by the suction of a pool or hot tub drain.
Swimming Pool & Spa Safety Tips
- Install drain covers. If you have the flat,
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The other day I was talking to a customer about a fence, and we went outside to measure it. Myself, the mother, and her 3 year old daughter were outside by the pool. As we were looking at the brochure (maybe a minute or so ) we heard a splash. Her daughter had walked away from her side around the pool and fell in. I rushed around the pool to reach down and grab her daughter’s arm as she was slowly sinking back first in the pool.
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Childproofing your house does not have to be a major event, a quick walk or crawl through your home can open your eyes to the dangers your child will face every day. Look at the task of Child Proofing your home – at their level. Get down on your hands and knees and see things the way they do.
When I walk into a customer’s home I start right in the foyer and take a look at the stair case and the banister.
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AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION COULD SAVE A LIFE – Perhaps YOUR child’s life!
In preventing the drowning of children and for all swimming pool safety, the most important choice you make is the type of removable mesh safety fencing you choose for your swimming pool area – including the pool safety gate.
Talk with a contractor who is willing to visit your home and evaluate your needs based on the size,
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The following link goes to an article on a non profit site that concludes from a study that pool safety fencing indeed saves small children’s lives and that a strong closing gate is an important part a safe system.
Also I found this info interesting because I hear from several potential customers that “My 3 year old child can swim because he/she had a swim class last year.”
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