5 Things You Need to Know About Swimming Pool Fences (Infographic)November 28, 2017
Today we are sharing an infographic with everything you need to know about swimming pool fences. We hope this infographic packs a lot of important info into a quick and easy to digest format for pool owners.
We aim to educate pool owners, as drowning has become the leading cause of injury death in children ages 1-4 in the United States. This has led to a number of legal regulations requiring pool safety fences to prevent these drownings.
Get all the statistics and info you should know about pool drownings, safety regulations, pool fence materials, installation costs, and alternative pool safety solutions in our infographic below.
Swimming Pool Drowning Statistics
Below are some statistics on swimming pool drownings in the United States.
- 76%of drowning deaths in the US are kids under 5
- 67% of pool drownings are kids under 3
- 75% of drowning deaths in kids under 15 occur at private pools
- For every 1 child in the US who drowns, 5 children go to the ER for swimming injuries
Pool Fencing Legal Codes
Below are some of the basic requirements for swimming pool fences.
- Fence is at least 4 feet tall
- No handholds for footholds that allow climbing
- Offers less than 4 inches clearance on bottom
- Features a self-closing, self-locking gate
Make sure to check with your local housing department for more info and also to read the Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools from the CDC.
Pool Fence Materials
Installing a pool fence requires the following fencing materials.
- Pool Fences with see-through mesh
- Pool Fence Poles
- Pool Fence Sleeves
- Matching Deck Caps
- Child-Proof Safety Latches
Pool Fence Installation Costs
Pool fence installation costs will vary for each unique installation, however below are some general estimates.
- The cost of pool safety fencing is typically about $15-20 per linear foot, fully installed.
- A removable pool fence costs between $1,500 and $2,500. The price includes the materials used the installation.
We also offer a free quote where our technician will come to your home, take measurements, and assess your specific needs offering a complete installation quote for your pool fence.
Additional Pool Safety Solutions
In addition to or as an alternative, below are some other pool safety solutions that we offer.
- Automatic & Manual Pool Covers – Pool covers can be used as a safety measure and also to reduce pool maintenance and expense. All Safe provides the largest selection of pool covers in the nation and we can help you find and install exactly what you need.
- Pool Alarms – Add an additional layer of security to your pool fence, pool cover or safety net.
- Pool Nets – Can be used in lieu of a fence to maintain an unobstructed view
We Hope it Helped!
We hope today’s infographic was educational for pool owners. “Safety first” is a phrase we take seriously here at All Safe.
Our aim is to prevent as many drownings as possible using the highest quality pool fencing products and best in class installation techniques. All while maintaining competitive pricing.