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According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of death for children aged one to four. On average, 390 children drown each year.
Swimming pools pose a danger for everyone – children, elders, and pets if you don’t have appropriate pool safety measures in place. Even if the drowning is non-fatal, the victim can experience other health issues, including severe brain damage leading to long-term disabilities – memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functions.
The best way to protect your family from swimming pool accidents are:
#1. Install a mesh safety fence around your pool. It will be a barrier between your swimming pool and home. Your pool fence should be at least 4 feet high and must have self-closing and self-latching gates. Life Saver Poolfence Textilene® mesh provides years of use in all weather conditions with a strength rating of 387 lbs per square inch. If you don’t want to install a permanent fence, you can opt for removable pool fencing.
#2. Install pool alarms that will notify you if someone tries to access the pool in your absence. If you don’t have a pool cover to protect unsupervised toddlers and kids from falling in a swimming pool, pool alarms can help protect your kids and other family members from danger. You can choose the Safety Turtle® Wireless Gate Alarm for the highest level of safety.
#3. Don’t let your kids swim alone. Make sure that you accompany them or designate a water watcher on duty. Children under the age of 4 years should be supervised at an arm’s length, even if they can swim. It would be best not to depend on air-filled or foam toys like noodles, water wings, or inner tubes for your kids’ safety.
#4. Teach your kids about swimming pool rules, such as:
- No shallow water diving
- Don’t push others in the pool
- Don’t run around the swimming pool
- Stay in a designated area
- Ask for permission before going near the pool
#5. Learn CPR or hire someone who knows how to perform CPR. Instead of waiting for emergency responders, conducting CPR can make a vast difference between life and death in drowning cases.
#6. A missing child can be terrifying so if you experience any situation like this, make the pool the first place you look.
These are the few steps you must follow to keep your kids and other family members safe from swimming pool accidents.
Contact Life Saver Pool Fence experts for FREE no-risk pool safety evaluations. You can also give us a call at 937-846-0800 or fill out the form to request more information and schedule an appointment with our consultants.