A swimming pool in your own backyard provides
hours of fun and entertainment for your family. But keeping your
children and pets safe and protected from accidental drowning is vital.
Swimming pool fences that completely surround the swimming pool and
prevent access to the pool are key to providing this security.
Drowning is the second leading cause of death
in children 1 - 14 years old. So it makes sense that a safety pool
fence is required by law in many parts of the US since it prevents
children and pets from gaining access to your pool. But even if it
isn't required in your area, it is still a necessity to surround your
pool with one. A pool fence will protect your liability and help you to
sleep better at night knowing that your family is protected.
Pets are another reason to have a pool fence
barrier installed. Even pets that can swim may not be able to find
their way out of the pool once they are in it. And many pool owners
prefer keeping pets out of the pool to keep it clean.
When choosing a pool fence, there are important
factors to keep in mind. There are different types of swimming pool
fences available. These include metal, mesh, wood and plastic. Metal
is reliable, but it can block the view of your pool. Wood fences are
attractive, but they may need to be painted or repaired every few
years. Plastic fences are more likely to split and break than wood or
metal. Mesh fences are removable and quite popular. And although they
are lightweight, removable mesh pool safety fences are sturdy and strong
to provide the secure barrier you need. They are also more transparent
than other fences. This provides clearer views of your pool and
Height of your pool fence is another important
consideration. Your fence should be at least 4 feet tall to prevent
children from climbing over and pets from jumping over.
Pool gates are also important. Be sure to
choose a self-closing, self-latching gate that is key lockable so that
children cannot open the gate to get to the pool. Also, make sure that
the release mechanism is located on the pool side of the gate.
To ensure you have a safe and reliable pool
fence barrier, have a licensed and insured professional pool fence
installer put up your fence. Professional installers have the knowledge
and experience to ensure you end up with a strong and safe barrier that
will prevent your child or pet from accidental drowning.
Why take chances? Protect your children and
pets with a swimming pool safety fence. You will sleep much better at
night knowing that your family is safe and secure.