Protect A Child Pool Fence
How can we protect a child from drowning? Although anyone can accidentally drown our children are the most susceptible to this tragedy. In fact, according to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death for children aged 1 to 4 besides birth defects. The majority of these drowning happen in swimming pools, where parents may assume their children are safe. For children ages 1 to 14 drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury only surpassed by car accidents.
How To Protect A Child
Drowning happens quickly and silently. Parents can be sitting by the pool reading a book or tending to another child and not realize that anyone is in danger. Groups of adults can be standing around the pool talking while a child is struggling to swim. In fact, these are not uncommon occurrences. Many accidental drownings happen while an adult is present. This also means that they can be prevented with the right steps.
There are several things you can do to protect your child from an accidental drowning.
Swimming lessons are a great way to help reduce the possibility of an accidental drowning and help protect a child. The sooner you teach young children to swim, the more confident and capable they will be in the water for the rest of their lives. Although, swimming skills are important, it doesn’t mean your child won’t accidentally drown. No matter how strong of a swimmer you think your child is, it does not alleviate your responsibility as a parent to protect your child from the dangers of a pool.
The only real way to protect a child while in the water is to supervise them. Pool parties and birthday parties can pose a bigger threat for accidental drownings than any other instance. This is because there are so many adults present that it’s easy to assume someone is watching the children. However, this group mentality means that oftentimes no one is actively watching for signs of distress. Anytime children are in or around a pool a capable adult need to be present and actively watching.
The last aspect that you have to address with a backyard pool is limiting access. You simply cannot constantly monitor your pool while living the rest of your life. This means that there is a large amount of time that your children could find their way into your pool without you even knowing. There are several different ways to protect your child from accessing the pool, but pool fences are the best option for most families.
How do Pool Fences Protect your Child?
Outside of supervising children in the pool, limiting access to the pool is the single most important thing you can do to protect your child. Pool fences are the best way to do this. This is because they are easy to use, reliable, and professional installation means its properly secured.
Anti-Climb Material is Anchored to the Ground
With professional installation a pool fence protects your child from accessing the pool. Most systems are anchored into the ground creating a secure base that children cannot push over or climb under. These fences come in various materials including mesh and glass but are designed in a way that prevents climbing.
One of the best features of pool fences to help protect your child are automatic latching gates. These gates automatically close and latch behind you anytime you enter or exit the pool. With this feature you greatly reduce the risk of accidentally forgetting to close the gate behind you when you’re done swimming for the day.
Let’s face it, we can all use a little extra convenience in our life. Although safety is the number one concern for parents, a convenient way to protect them is the most realistic option. Pool fences require no additional setup or take down before or after use. Meaning that you can protect your child without adding an additional task to your already busy life.
If you are looking to protect your child with a pool safety fence give us a call today to talk through your options. With a variety of styles available we are sure you can find the best pool fence to protect your child.