California has the second-highest rate of swimming pool drownings in the country. That’s a sobering statistic and one that is hard to imagine here in bucolic southern Central Valley. Living in the nation’s farmland with beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada and Coastal mountain ranges, not to mention 300 days a year of sunshine, accidental swimming pool drownings feel like something that happens in other places, not here. But, accidental drowning happens everywhere, in an instant, and our little ones four and under are the most vulnerable.
Real-life drownings are not at all like those you see in the movies or on television, with someone flailing about and yelling. They are silent, with little or no struggle, and can literally happen in the time it takes you to check the latest TikTok your friend tagged you on. That’s why you need a pool safety fence and pool safety gate from Pool Guard of Central California to completely cut your pool off from unsupervised, unintended entry. Pool Guard pool safety fences feature stainless steel, childproof latches between sections, and the highly rated MagnaLatch and TruClose hinges on the gate. Pool Guard fence can be installed in any type of decking and in any configuration to provide you with complete, four-sided pool safety protection.
The weather in Central California is dry, even in the winter, and water is on everyone’s mind these days, so why not consider a pool safety cover for the off-season to help prevent water loss? Pool Guard safety covers, whether mesh or solid, block UV light from your pool, reducing water loss and inhibiting algae growth. As a bonus they act as barriers against airborne debris such as dust, pesticides, and pollen, not to mention leaves. With a pool cover in place all winter, getting the pool ready for swim season is no longer a chore.