Swimming Pool Safety Fences

It is a sad but true fact that, in many parts of the US, drowning deaths in swimming pools is the leading cause of mortality for children under five. To reduce your risk of experiencing this tragedy, you will need to choose from a variety of swimming pool safety fences. You need to take into account the age of your child and which brand will give the most efficient protection.

The best protection among swimming pool safety fences is the classical permanent rail fence. However, there are other options. Also effective are swimming pool fences that are made of polyester and can be removed (but they should only be removed when your children are older than five and can swim). Polyester is preferable to vinyl because it retards the growth of mildew and is virtually tearproof. All swimming pool safety fences should completely isolate the swimming pool from the rest of the house and garden.

Safety Fence Installation

If you are interested in installing one of the many temporary swimming pool safety fences on the market, make sure that it is placed so that it need not be opened if you need access to another space. Someone could easily forget to lock it again.

The polyester mesh is mounted on aluminum or fiberglass and can be placed on aluminum or plastic sleeves that are installed on the surface of your pool deck. The bottom border should be secure so a child cannot push through it or go under it, and it should be drawn tight with bilateral tension.

These temporary swimming pool safety fences are removed in 12 foot sections and can be taken down in about 10 minutes. Again, make sure they are not taken down unless your child is old enough to swim.

You can also get a protective gate that should be at least 4 feet high. Many of these gates are self-closing and self-latching in case someone forgets to lock up. These gates should be used in conjunction with other methods of protection, like swimming pool safety fences and pool alarms.