WARNING: SWIMMING POOL SAFETY BARRIERS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPETENT ADULT SUPERVISION AND CANNOT BE A GUARANTEE AGAINST DROWNING OR OTHER ACCIDENTS. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED.
All-Safe fences, nets and covers are primary barriers designed to help you meet your pool safety needs. No one layer of protection – fences, nets, covers, locks, door alarms, pool alarms, education or more – suits all situations nor is every type even feasible. The pool owner must determine which protective measures he or she is committed to using and take “ownership” of its use.
All types of swimming pool and spa safety barriers serve as “layers of safety” between a child or vulnerable adult and the body of water that poses a danger to that person’s life or health. No single device is 100% effective against drowning or intended to be a substitute for supervision.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children under 4 years of age. Many drowning incidents have occurred when people are actively engaged in swimming and nearby adults know children are in the water. Multiple “layers of safety”, together with responsible adult use and conscientious child supervision, can significantly reduce childhood drowning. Multiple strategies and devices must be used constantly and simultaneously. Supervision is the one layer that should be ever-present no matter what other layers are utilized.
The purpose of safety fences and safety covers is to help prevent accidental immersion and to deter unwanted entry into the water of a pool, spa, pond, fountain or other water feature. The more time and distance the barrier puts between a missing child and a body of water, the greater the chances are of finding that child unharmed.
Proper use and regular maintenance of your pool safety barrier is essential to its reliability and performance.
- Always check to ensure that the gate closes and latches properly.
- Always remove the key and store out of reach of small children.
- Never prop the gate open.
- Never partially remove a barrier
- Never hang towels, etc, on the fence.
- Keep climbable objects at least 4 feet away from pool
- Keep trees trimmed so children can’t use them to climb over fence
- Routinely inspect the barrier to assure it is in good condition
- Always replace net after every swimming session
- Never leave the pool unattended
- Learn to swim
- Learn CPR