Swimming pool fencing isn’t just something that adds a touch of sophistication and organization to your yard. It’s also something that can keep your family and neighborhood safe. Swimming pool safety gates are some of the most effective ways homeowners can prevent drowning, which occurs much more often than we tend to think.
The risk of drowning is highest when young children are involved. Even though nearly half of all American adults are unable to perform the five most basic swimming skills to keep from drowning,
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Having a pool is the epitome of luxury to many people, but it’s also a serious responsibility. Pools may be centers of summer fun and fitness during the day, but they can also be a dangerous liability. Unintentional drowning accounts for up to 10 deaths in the U.S. every day. That’s 3,533 deaths a year. Scariest of all, one in five people who die from drowning are children under 14.
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If you have a pool and/or hot tub, it’s imperative to implement safety measures to prevent drownings and accidents. While most Americans think they are great swimmers, it’s estimated that less than 45% of citizens know basic water-safety skills. Even more frightening is that only 56% of Americans have knowledge of the five core swimming skills. With this in mind, pool owners (public AND private) are responsible for the safety conditions surrounding any open water that may pose a threat to small children or uneducated swimmers.
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