What’s in your Swimming Pool?
Many children fear sharks in the swimming pool. Although this is unlikely to ever be a real problem, here in Florida there is a real threat of what could be lurking in your swimming pool. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to go outside to take a dip in their pool on a hot day, and find instead that an alligator has beaten them to it. This is especially scary if you have small children or animals that have access to the pool area.
Call Wildlife Control
If you have an alligator make its way into your pool, you only have one option, and that’s to call wildlife control. They will come remove the alligator for you, and then you will need to clean the pool to make it safe for use again. The best option however is to prevent any unwanted animals from getting into your pool in the first place.
Traditional fences are nice as they provide a level of privacy and security. They allow use of your whole backyard while keeping it private from the neighbors. They are not however completely secure and animals such as alligators can find their way into your yard to cool off in the pool. Traditional fences also don’t create an additional barrier in front of the pool; meaning your dog or child could wander into the same space as an alligator.
Swimming Pool Safety Fence
The best option for keeping animals out of your pool is a pool safety fence. Pool safety fences go above and beyond a traditional fenced in yard and provide an additional barrier to the pool itself. This eliminates the possibility of animals finding their way into the pool, and it separates your pets and children from the pool unless supervised. This affordable option is the best way to keep your family and pets safe, and any unwanted guests out of your pool. These have additional benefits aside from keeping alligators out, although that’s not a bad start.
Give you Peace of Mind
Accidental drownings are the second leading cause of death among children under 14. The CDC says that fencing in a pool completely reduces the chance of drowning by up to 83%. Drownings happen quickly and quietly which is what makes them so dangerous, even in our own backyards. Turning your back for five minutes is enough time for a child to sadly drown. Having a pool safety fence installed ensures that you can leave to make lunch knowing that your child won’t accidentally fall into the pool while you’re not looking.
Pool safety fences are both easy to use and customizable. They come in a variety of materials and budget ranges; so, you can find the right option for your house. Talk to a professional to help you decide what the right option is for your pool.. You may want something more permanent such as a glass safety fence, however mesh safety fences provide durability, easy maintenance, and versatility as they are easily removed.
By simply adding a pool safety fence you can improve the safety of your family and prevent any animals finding their way into your pool and the hassle associated with it.