Now that summer is in full swing, we cannot forget those who will enjoy the pool the most…the children. When it comes to an oasis, safety must be “number one” on the list of priorities.
Look around you; do you have everything your backyard needs? Are you sure? You don’t want to have a bad experience, especially when it comes to not having your swimming pool secure. No, we are not talking about that hunky lifeguard showing off his suntan and wayfarer sunglasses to keep the oasis safe; we are referring to accessories that will help avoid accidents.
In most cases, homeowners do not worry about this important safety accessory in preventing what might happen. However, when your baby becomes a toddler, they become more difficult to monitor, and parents begin paying more attention in placing a fence around the swimming pool when it’s not in use. It not only applies to your own children, but to other neighbors’ children who, unfortunately, may sneak into a neighboring backyard when the owners are not at their home to “use” the pool.
Without a doubt, a safety fence is a reliable option. In some European countries, it is required by law to install a security fence around a pool to prevent swimming pool accidents. After all, any pool, small, big or shallow can be dangerous for children, senior citizens and pets too.
The security fence serves as a barrier, preventing little ones from jumping into the swimming pool. In most cases, the fence is about five feet high, built with materials that make it difficult for toddlers to climb. Why not use an iron-gated fence? Although they are beautiful, their décor can serve as access for children to climb over, regardless of how high the obstacle is.
The most recommended materials to use for a safety fence is one made from mesh and fiberglass.
Safety Fence Advantages:
- Safety fences are flexible.
- You can place them or remove them as needed.
- Fiberglass poles used in mesh fencing are lighter, stronger and resistant to rust.
- Mesh resistance can go between 40, 60 or 100 pounds.
- The taller the fence, the better.
- Several experts in child safety recommend having a five-foot fence than going with the standard 3.5 feet measurement.
- Safety fences are economical, do not exceed the $1,400.00 mark, and add value to your home.
*Make sure that you don’t place anything near the fence that a child may climb onto, like chairs, tables or decorative items.
In many of our blogs, we emphasize safety. Not only do we recommend having a first aid kit on hand, but also lifesaving jackets for the kids. Remember that prevention is number one and installing a security fence around your pool will help protect life.
Our main concern at Platinum Pools is our customers. If you have any questions, contact us at 1.281.870.1600 (Houston), 1.409.898.4995 (Beaumont), or 1.361.575.0183 (Victoria). Our experts are ready to help.