Laws exist in many areas of the U.S., which govern swimming pool fences and their installation. Whether or not they are mandatory has little bearing on how deadly a swimming pool can be to a child if she falls in and no one is aware of it. Supervision is not 100% foolproof, and yes, accidents do happen.
That is all very easy to read when you have not lost your own child to drowning. Visualize the tragedies that can and do happen every single day in the United States, (a staggering 85% of child drownings occur in the pool of a friend or relative) and you will soon realize how vital a swimming pool fence is.
Hospitals the world over mend and treat victims of injuries that are entirely preventable. What a shame it is that a huge number of accidents occur when supervision is momentarily lacking. In the case of bodies of water, such as pools, spas and Jacuzzis, a swimming pool fence would somewhat relieve the burden of supervision. It allows pool owners to relax in the knowledge that there is a definite barrier between the treacherous water, and the innocent and inquisitive child.
If the dictates of visual appeal prevent you from installing a swimming pool fence, pick up a home decorating magazine today. Some styles blend in with the environment beautifully, whereas others are far more substantial, in the form of brick walls, thick glass panels or wrought iron fretwork.
There is no reason why your swimming pool fence has to obscure the view of the sparkling water; it is a simple matter of aesthetics, and arranging for the appropriate materials to be used. You can, in fact, erect a fence that is not only functional, but also supremely complementary to the entire scene.
Swimming pool fences can feature simple security measures such as vertical bars, and latches that are out of the reach of children; or they can be elaborate systems with all the bells and whistles, such that Agent Smart would be impressed.
With figures on water deaths so alarming, there is no longer an excuse to procrastinate on installing a swimming pool fence. The best time to arrange for installation is in winter or fall, when business is slow for contractors and manufacturers. Prices will be lower and tradesman availability higher. Refuse to allow your family to contribute to the sad statistics and organize your fence today.