As the summer heat starts to set in, more homeowners will be heading to the pool to cool off and enjoy the season. But as relaxing as it is to sit by the pool, there are still safety considerations that need to be taken seriously. Did you know that for children aged 1-14 fatal drowning is the second leading cause of death? Water safety is extremely important, which is why many experts emphasize the importance of installing safety fences around any outdoor pools. These safety fences will prevent a young child from getting access to a pool without adult supervision. Here are the facts that you need to know before installing a pool safety fence.
Safety fences should be at least four feet high or taller, and the posts should be less than four inches apart. Both of these requirements will prevent a small child from climbing over or squeezing through the fence to gain access to the pool. You’ll also want to make sure that the fence door is self-closing and self-latching. This will decrease the chance that the gate door will be left open accidently. The latch itself should also be installed high enough that a young child couldn’t reach through the gate and release the latch.
Home Safe Home actually offers installation of mesh pool fences. There are so many benefits that a mesh pool fence can offer, including the fact that it is transportable and will not conduct electricity. Visit: http://www.homesafehomes.com/services/mesh-pool-fence/ to learn more about the pool fences and other safety services provided by Home Safe Home.