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Save Your Child’s Life With Pool Fencing

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It’s almost summer time and that means it’s time to break out the swimsuit and dive in the pool! Swimming pools are great fun for the entire family but they are also dangerous. We all know how curious and out of control our young children can be. It’s important to follow pool safety precautions if you have a pool to avoid horrible swimming accidents.

About 20% of drowning victims are children under 14 years old and the majority of those deaths are from children less than five years old. If children are outside wandering around, a swimming pool will certainly catch their attention. They are unaware of what they’re doing and they might just crawl right in. If no one is there to help them, the consequences could be dire.

There are many things you can do to ensure your child’s safety regarding swimming pools. One of the most effective prevention methods is installing pool fencing around your swimming pool.

  • Pool fencing will prevent your small children from crawling or falling into the pool. It’s impossible to have eyes on your kids 100% of the time, so having fencing around your pool is a great way to give yourself the peace of mind that they are safe, even if they are trying to go for a swim.
  • Fencing that separates the swimming area from the house and yard that is four-sided can reduce a child’s risk of drowning by about 83% compared to three-sided fencing.
  • Successful pool fencing should have self-latching and self-closing gates that open outward. The latches should also be out of reach of children so adults can access the swimming area but children won’t be able to even if they tried. The fencing should also be at least four feet high to ensure children will not climb up and over the fence.

 
Whether you have an in-ground or above ground pool, you’ll be able to secure the area and protect your children from drowning. If you have an in-ground pool and fencing isn’t really an option for you, there are pool safety covers you can install to prevent any pool accidents with your child. Above-ground pools can have pool gates to make sure children don’t just climb up the steps and crawl in.

Keep your family safe this summer. Enjoy the sun and pool and have fun!

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