About 20% of drowning victims are 14 years old or younger, yet more than half of these drownings could be prevented by an isolation fence. A large part of this tragic statistic lends itself to the lack of pool safety fences, gates, and covers. Swimming pool fencing companies have found a new way to keep pools safe for kids without taking away from the overall look of the home.
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A new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that drownings among young children have dropped significantly in Florida. While the state leads the country in child drownings, 2015 has brought a 10% decrease in deaths. The Commission stated there have been 44 media-reported deaths related to pool and spa drownings.
While this is a step in the right direction for Florida, there is still plenty to be done.
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Pools are meant for enjoying warm weather and family fun. Without the proper precaution, things can turn tragic in the matter of seconds. Pools and hot tubs are especially dangerous for children. About 20% of drowning fatalities are children under the age of 15. There are measures pool owners should take to avoid unnecessary accidents, including pool safety nets, pool fencing, and enforcing strict rules around the pool area.
These accidents include:
Drowning: Between 2005 and 2009,
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Pool safety is a common concern for many parents. After all, there are more than 10.4 million residential swimming pools in the U.S. Any open water can be dangerous for people of all ages but 20% of drowning victims are children younger than 14. Keeping children away from open water isn’t always easy but there are many ways to lower the risk of accidents. Educating yourself as a pool owner and a parent is the best way to keep everyone safe.
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