When you think of summertime safety for your kids is a swimming pool fence number one on your list?
If you have a swimming pool without a swimming pool fence, you’re putting your kids at severe risk, even if they know how to swim. According to the CDC website, about ten people a day die from drowning in the United States, two of these victims being kids under the age of 14. Among these kids ages 1-4, most of the drowning occurs in home swimming pools. The site adds that for every child that dies from drowning another five receive emergency treatment for near-drowning injuries.
Sounds like an alarming statistic that we want to help your family avoid at all costs.
Here are our top three must-have safety tips for swimming pool safety to ensure your summer at the pool goes swimmingly.
Install A Swimming Pool Fence
I know we said it already, but this is the number one way to protect your kids as well as wandering neighborhood kids from swimming pool related injuries. An aluminum swimming pool fence is your best bet for foolproof protection and easy maintenance. When it comes to safety, we don’t cut corners. Our strict BOCA swimming pool compliant aluminum fence panels make the best choice when choosing your fence.
Self-locking Aluminum Gates
Self-locking gates are critical to your child’s safety. It’s also crucial that your kids can’t climb panels, or sneak under the pool fence when you’re not looking. BOCA agrees. To be BOCA compliant swimming pool gates must be self-locking and self-closing, panels and gates must be 60 inches high and have a bottom rail flush. Sound complicated? Not for GreatFence.com. We have preselected styles that are easily made compliant and an easy-breezy walk through on our website to ensure you get the safest gate on the market. Check out our selection here.
Just Keep Swimming
It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many pool owners don’t know how to swim! It’s critical that both you and your child learn how to swim and that you teach your kids fundamental pool safety skills. Never, ever leave a child unattended by a pool or hot tub. As always, keep a cell phone on hand for emergencies and just in cases.
At GreatFence.com we sell fence, but during summer, we’re all about saving lives and protecting families. Head over to our website for your safest (and most stylish) summer yet! http://www.greatfence.com/