Summer Pool Safety: Keeping kids safe – By AllSafe

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

AllSafe Pool Fence & Cover Supports Pool Safety

Florida’s drowning death rate among children aged one to four is the highest in the nation, according to the Florida Department of Health. So when it comes to pool safety, the organization reports there are three layers of protection: supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness.

After moving to their new home, Preston Forshee and his wife decided to install a pool fence to keep their 3-year-old daughter safe.

“It’s just been nice to be able to sit out here and let Mary Clark run without having to worry about having to be ready to jump in and save her if something happened,” said Preston.

summer pool safety by allsafe pool fence and pool cover

In 2000, to prevent pool-related deaths, Florida passed the ‘Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act‘. The legislation requires all pools to have some sort of barrier, whether it be a physical one or an alarm system.

Joel Cohen, who installs pool security systems for a living, said there are several options to choose from when it comes to pool safety: pool covers, nets, alarms, even door and window chimes. Joel said the safest option of all is a pool fence, like the one the Forshee family opted for.

Ranging in price from about $15 to $20 a foot, installing a pool fence can be costly. However, Joel said when you consider the alternative, the fence pays for itself.

“You cannot put a price on a child’s life,” said Joel. “You buy life insurance so if you die, your child can get along. This is a form of life insurance for your child that you hope you’ll never have to use.”

Preston agreed.

“Our 3-year-old, she knows how to swim, but just knowing how to swim doesn’t prevent her from falling in and not being able to get to the side for whatever reason,” said Preston. “We needed it and when it’s a need versus a want, you really can’t put a price on it. You just have to bite the bullet and do it.”

Most pool safety systems can be installed within a few hours and they don’t just prevent deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for submersion injuries.

This is a blog re-post from a recent blog by Hannah Mackenzie Thursday, March 2nd 2017

You might also enjoy:

Connect with a Pool Safety Professional

Enter your zip code to locate an independent installer in your area

Find a Local Installer

Enter your zip code to locate an independent installer in your area

Share!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Color Variations

Colors on your screen or brochure may not match the actual color of your product.

Due to the many variations in monitors, phones, and browsers, color samples and product examples may appear different on different screens. Computers and mobile devices are not all calibrated equally and color reproduction on the Internet is not precise. The same is true for printed items such as brochures and other sales literature. 

In addition, the colors of our products photograph differently under different lighting conditions. For example, photos taken in full sunlight will vary from photos taken on a cloudy or overcast day. Similarly, shadows from nearby objects can affect the color and transparency of our products. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Colors will vary from batch to batch.

Many of our products’ materials are not available through typical stores and vendors and therefore must be custom manufactured specifically for our use. In order to control costs and provide you with the best value possible, our raw materials are produced in large batches and can often take several months to receive. The colors of our materials can, and often do, vary slightly from batch to batch. Although we make every effort to minimize color variations, we cannot be responsible for these differences when they occur. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Color names are subjective and may not be what you think the color should be.

For example, we use the name “putty” to describe some of our products. Your idea of the color “putty” may be different than someone else’s idea of “putty”. In addition, products may have the same color name but may not be the exact same color. For example, we have different shades of “black”. Please do not order using color names as your only guide. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

If it is important that your product be an exact color or shade, it is highly recommended that you inspect the actual product prior to its installation and address any concerns with your local independent installer. Most independent installers do not offer refunds or accept returns due to color variations.