About Us

Life Saver Pool Fence Systems, Inc. has been Keeping Little Feet on Solid Ground for over a quarter century. A family owned and operated company based in Delray Beach, FL, Life Saver products are proudly manufactured in the USA and distributed to Life Saver Distributors located in most major cities throughout the US, and also around the globe in over 15 countries spanning five continents. Life Saver has two fully stocked and operational shipping facilities, one in Florida and one in California, offering Life Saver Distributors and customers vastly reduced shipping times, no matter where they are in the country.

In 2011, Life Saver, one of the country’s top three biggest pool fence companies, absorbed Pool Barrier, possibly the country’s fourth largest, in what was the first ever major consolidation in the history of the industry, arguably making Life Saver the largest pool fence company in the world. That same year, Life Saver also acquired the specialty boutique brand, Pool Fence Pro, which brought quality pool fencing to pool industry professionals.

With these acquisitions, Life Saver Systems, Inc. produces five distinct pool fence brands, offering consumers unparalleled choice: Life Saver Pool Fence, Pool Barrier, Pool Corral, Pool Fence Pro, and PoolFenceDIY.

Life Saver is deeply involved in pool safety beyond just distributing pool fencing. Life Saver is the only pool safety fence company recognized by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely Campaign as a Safety Leader, an extremely high honor bestowed only to organizations making a serious contribution to pool safety efforts nationwide. Life Saver is also a partner of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. In addition, Life Saver’s President, Eric Lupton, personally owns and manages Facebook’s largest Facebook page dedicated to child drowning prevention, called Pool Safety for Children, which boasts over 15,000 active followers.


April 17, 1987

Life Saver Founded

Robert and Ruth Lupton founded Life Saver Systems, Inc., childproofing homes professionally, manufacturing pool fence in their garage, and selling and installing the fence locally — all while raising two young children. Ruth would sew mesh at night while the kids slept. Robert’s earnings from his newspaper route was their advertising budget.


Safety Tips for Consideration Book Published

Robert Lupton authors and publishes his critically acclaimed child proofing book, Safety Tips for Consideration.

1988 – 1992(4 years)

First Warehouse

Life Saver moved from the Lupton’s garage to a small shop in Boynton Beach, FL.


1st Distributor

Life Saver recruited and setup their first wholesale pool fence distributor.

1992 – 1999(7 years)

Second Warehouse

Life Saver moved to a larger facility.


Poolfence.com Launched

Life Saver launched its now famous web site, www.poolfence.com.

1999 – 2001(2 years)

6,000 sq ft Corporate HQ

Life Saver moved to its current facility in Delray Beach, FL — upgrading to 6,000 sq ft.

2001 – 2005(4 years)

Upgraded to 9,000 Square Feet

2005 – 2014(9 years)

Expanded to 13,000 Square Feet


New President

Eric Lupton, Robert’s son, with over a decade of experience with the company, takes over as Life Saver’s President and begins managing day-to-day operations. At 24, he is by far the industry’s youngest chief executive.


Extreme Home Makeovers

Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.


Good Morning America

Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.


2010 Parents’ Choice Award – Best Pool Safety

November 1, 2010

100 Distributors in 14 Countries Spanning 5 Continents


The Doctors

Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.


Save a Life Program

Life Saver launched the Save a Life Program, donating free pool fences to non-fatal drowning victims and their families.

May 1, 2011

CPSC Safety Leader

Life Saver is elected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to be a Pool Safely Campaign Safety Leader.


RIP Ruth Lupton

Founding officer Ruth Lupton passes away after a struggle with cancer.


Acquisition of Pool Barrier Brand and Dealers

In the first ever consolidation of a major pool fence brand, Life Saver acquired the Pool Barrier product line and distributors, making Life Saver, without question, the world’s largest pool fence company.


Opened West Coast Distribution Center

Pole Construction

Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence’s poles have evolved considerably.

April 17, 1987 – 1992(4 years, 8 months, and 15 days)

Hollow Pole

1991 – 1994(3 years)

Fiberglass Pole

Life Saver began using fiberglass poles. They were discontinued because of inherent problems in using fiberglass for pool fence — namely fading, cracking, and splintering.

1992 – 1998(6 years)

Reinforced Pole

Hollow pole reinforced with PVC

1996 – 2010(14 years)

Quad-X Pole

Life Saver premieres the Quad-X aluminum pole, featuring an X shaped extrusion down the center. At the time, this was the strongest pole available.


In-House Powder Coating

Life Saver purchased a complete powder-coating line to powder-coat the poles in-house to monitor quality control and decrease lead times.

2010 – 2013(3 years)

Solid Pole

Life Saver revolutionizes the industry with the Solid Pole — an aluminum pole critically reinforced with PVC and a solid aluminum rod at the center.

2011 – 2013(2 years)

Extreme Conditions Pole

A truly extreme pole, the Extreme Conditions Pole boasted an unheard of 1/8″ wall thickness — strength usually reserved for gate uprights and termination posts, not regular pool fence poles.


Solid 105 Pole

Life Saver revolutionizes the industry again with the Solid 105 Pole — combining the three layer technology of the Solid Pole with the incredible 1/8″ wall thickness of the Extreme Conditions pole, creating without question the strongest support post ever seen on a pool fence.


Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence’s border has evolved considerably.

April 17, 1987 – 1990(2 years, 8 months, and 15 days)

One Stitch Border

1990 – 1996(6 years)

Two Stitch Border

1996 – 2002(6 years)

Three Stitch Border

2002 – 2014(12 years)

Quad Stitch Border

Other Product Improvements

Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence evolved considerably.


First Life Saver Self-Closing Gate

2001 – 2014(13 years)

Nickel-Plated Snap Latches

The snap latch has become a distinguishing characteristic of Life Saver Pool Fence and offers several advantages, including no sharp hooks and accessibility by right and left handed parents.

2004 – 2014(10 years)


The Life Saver Perma-Lock offers additional security and makes the pool fence permanent to satisfy local codes.

2011 – 2014(3 years)

SafeTech Hinges


Premiered the Life Saver Arched Gate


The team who can create everything from scratch and has ingenious ideas is here and is more than happy to help you.

Kyle Smith

14+ Years of Fencing Expertise

B.A. Ag and Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University

  • Co-Owner
  • Fence Sales
  • Blizzard Snow Removal Account Manager

Chandler Waite

14+ Years of Fencing Expertise

B.A. Ag and Construction Systems Management from The Ohio State University

  • Co-Owner
  • Fence Sales

Doug Toops

11+ Years of Fencing Expertise

B.A. Ag Business from The Ohio State University

  • Project Manager
  • Fence Sales
  • Crew Manager

Charlie Peart

6+ Years of Fencing Expertise

B.A. in Crop Science from The Ohio State University

Army National Guard Veteran

  • Fencing Technician

Kelly Manion

16+ Years of Office Expertise

B.A. Psychology, Education from Wilmington College

  • Office Manager

Trevor Brown

1+ Years of Fencing Expertise

Engineering Student

Casey Gannon

2+ Years of Fencing Expertise

Marine Corps Veteran

  • Maintenance Manager
It’s our goal to protect every pool on Earth. When you purchase a Life Saver Pool Fence to protect your pool and your family, you will help us give a free fence to the family of a near-drowning victim or to a selected foster family who could not otherwise afford one. Your Life Saver Pool Fence may not just save your children and your neighbor’s children, but you may save the life of a child in need that you have never even met.
After we install the donated pool fence, we will send you information about the family you helped, complete with photos, and we encourage you to contact them. Unless you request otherwise, they will know you are the one that made their gift possible and whose generosity to thank. There is no greater gift to give than a saved life, and when you buy a Life Saver Pool Fence, you give just that.