Now that summer is in full swing, we cannot forget those who will enjoy the pool the most…the children. When it comes to kids, safety must be “number one” on the list of priorities.
Look around you; do you have everything your backyard needs? Are you sure? You don’t want to have a bad experience, especially when it comes to not having your swimming pool secure. We want to talk about the accessories that will help avoid any possible accidents. One of it is a special fence you can install around your pool.
When your baby becomes a toddler, they become more difficult to monitor, and parents begin paying more attention in placing a fence around the swimming pool when it’s not in use. It not only applies to your own children, but to other neighbors’ children who, unfortunately, may sneak into a neighboring backyard when the owners are not at their home to “use” the pool.
Without a doubt, a safety fence is a reliable option. In some areas, it is required by law to install a security fence around a pool to prevent swimming pool accidents. After all, any pool, small, big or shallow can be dangerous for children, senior citizens and pets too.
The security fence serves as a barrier, preventing little ones from jumping into the swimming pool. In most cases, the fence is a few meters high, built with materials that make it difficult for toddlers to climb. Why not use an iron-gated fence? Although they are beautiful, their décor can serve as access for children to climb over, regardless of how high the obstacle is.
The most recommended materials to use for a safety fence is one made from mesh and fiberglass.
Safety Fence Advantages:
- Mesh fences are flexible – You can place them or remove them as needed.
- Fiberglass poles used in mesh fencing are lighter, stronger and resistant to rust.
- Mesh resistance can go between 40, 60 or 100 kg.
- The taller the fence, the better.
- Several experts in child safety recommend having a few meter fence
- Safety fences are economical to install and add value to your home.
*Make sure that you don’t place anything near the fence that a child may climb onto, like chairs, tables or decorative items.
In Atlantir we always emphasize safety. Not only we recommend having a first aid kit on hand, but also lifesaving jackets for the kids. Remember that prevention is number one and installing a security fence around your pool will help protect life. If you have any questions, contact us!