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Each year, numerous young children die or come close to death due to submersion in residential swimming pools. In the United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that about 300 children under the age of five drown in swimming pools each year, and over 2,000 children require hospital emergency room treatment due to submersion in residential pools.
- In almost 70% of the cases, parents or caregivers are present and supervising the child when the accident occurs.
- They often recall seeing the child just moments before the incident.
- However, they rarely report hearing a splash or a cry for help.
To prevent such accidents, experts recommend layers of protection from the house to the pool that alert caregivers and prevent toddlers from gaining access to the family swimming pool.
These layers of protection include:
- Close parental supervision
- Door alarms
- Self-latching gates on perimeter yard fences
- Child-resistant pool fencing
- Swim lessons
- CPR training
- Pool alarms
- Mesh Pool Fences
- Iron Pool Fences
- Pool Safety Covers
Pool Safety Fencing
Pool Safety Fencing is an essential tool in preventing toddlers from accessing the pool area and giving parents enough time to react in case of an emergency. While other measures like close parental supervision, door alarms, self-latching gates, swim lessons, and CPR training are helpful, they are not as effective as pool safety fencing.
Cities and counties across the country are recognizing the importance of pool safety fencing and are placing it into law as a necessary barrier between the residence and the pool. The use of pool safety fencing has been shown to substantially reduce toddler drowning incidents.
Contact Pool Barrier of Arizona
If you live in Arizona and have a swimming pool, you can contact us to request a free in-home safety survey, design, and cost estimate for your pool safety fencing. Pool Barrier of Arizona provides quick and efficient installation services, allowing you to have peace of mind and protect your loved ones from potential danger. You can give us a call at (602) 626-5926 or request a free quote by clicking here. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take action today to ensure the safety of your family.