Pool fences are among the top choices to secure your pool area and protect your pets and children. These fences are especially vital when those children are young babies.
Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that about 74% of the nearly 400 fatal drownings in residential homes were children younger than 5 years old. Therefore, swimming pool baby fences are essential to protect your young children from tragic accidents.
Additionally, the Commission reports that 6,600 emergency room treated non-fatal drowning injuries are likely to occur yearly. Most of these injuries occur when the child is not supposed to be swimming. They are potentially unsupervised and a swimming pool fence could prevent the incident.
At Poolfence, your family’s safety is our top priority. After all, we were founded to help save the lives of children.
In this blog post we have listed how a pool fence can help to protect babies:
A pool net is one excellent way to improve the safety of your pool area. Easy-to-use, strong, and durable, pool nets can hold up to 485 pounds. It means that your young child won’t fall into the water. So the question is, are pool nets the right choice?
The answer is that the most substantial burden of using nets is the need to apply them between every swim. While this can be done relatively easily and quickly, it is tough to guarantee that you’ll remember to do it every time. Additionally, the child may still crawl or walk right up to the water edge, and it can be enough to make any parent nervous.
A swimming pool fence helps to add an extra protection layer. If you install a fence, which usually stands at least 24 inches from the pool edge, your child cannot get close to the water. It also adds extra two feet of protection. This protection is essential to prevent babies from accessing the pool.
There are many types of fencing available in the market. The type that we recommend here is the removable mesh pool fence. It is ideal for babies because it becomes tough for every child to climb. Even the most determined toddler would find no footholds or hand in the mesh fabric of our fencing.
You can quickly see into the pool at all times because of the transparent mesh adding an extra layer of security. Mesh pool fences are easy to remove so they are adaptable for events like parties or any reason you might want to use the full space of your pool deck.
Customizing your pool fence helps improve safety because many factors could affect the installation of the swimming pool fence. Some scenarios are: Do you have a rock formation at one poolside? Perhaps your home opens directly onto the pool area?
When you contact your local pool fence in Ohio, we will send one of our local professional teams for a free consultation to assess your pool area and determine what fits best for you.
Each of these differences means a potential spot for a safety concern. However, we take the time to assess your needs and plan accordingly. You can even customize the mesh fence color that matches your pool area. We also offer customizable pole sizes, and mesh weaves to get your perfect look.
Swimming pool fences for babies may have their vulnerable points like any other safety precaution. One of the most common features is the gate. A child may potentially access the pool if a family member forgets to lock and latch the gate.
The self-closing, self-latching gate is an ideal way to avoid forgetting to close the gate, accidentally bumping it open, and more.
Additionally, the latches on the gate are higher than 54”, meaning they’re too tall for young children to reach. If you choose to go with a manual latch, ensure that it locks with a key, and the key is kept securely from the child’s ability to access it.
After looking at safety measures, it is important to make swimming pool fences easy to use. Especially with a baby, no one would like to take half an hour or more to set up or take down the fencing to enjoy a swim.
The time to remove or set up your fence will vary, but the average is approximately 10-15 minutes per 15 feet of fence. On the installation day, your local team will instruct you on the proper procedures to replace and remove your fencing. You can enjoy your pool easily and quickly. Your mesh fence can be rolled up for easy storage when not used. Optional deck plugs are also available to plug the holes when storing your fence.
A swimming pool baby fence is an essential tool in your safety box that helps protect your children. They are customizable, easy-to-use, durable, and provide a layer of protection that alarm or net alone can’t provide.
Contact your local pool fence dealer today for a free quote.