Is Your Pool Safe?
Sadly, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 300 children under the age of 5 drown in backyard pools in the U.S. each year.
Pool safety to prevent tragedy involves physically securing the pool from children.
Access to the pool area from the house can be secured by door latches (above the reach of children), and by an alarm or chime on each door to the pool. Many home alarm systems have a chime feature that can be activated to let you know a door has been opened. Our battery powered door chime (featured product this month) can also alert you to an opened door.
Additionally, fence gates should have a working latch. Products also exist that detect someone actually falling into the pool. The best security for your pool is a special fence that goes around the pool. Many of these are removable and are constructed of a strong mesh material. Protect-A Child pool fence company ( poolfencedallas ) is one of the companies that provide these fences and has an A+ rating with the Dallas Better Business Bureau. These fences can also have self-closing and self-latching gates for access to the pool.
Even if you do not have young children, pool safety is an issue due to visitors with children, grandchildren staying with you, and the possibility of unsupervised neighborhood children entering your yard.
Talk to a Pool Service Professional at MyHome.Pro for your Pool Safety Evaluation.