The Top 5 Pool Safety Devices for Toddlers and Children

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As a parent, you know you need to keep your pool area as safe and secure as possible. The CDC found that, on average, ten people die from unintentional drowning every day. Two of those, or 20% of drownings, are children age 14 and under.

That’s why it’s essential to have a variety of pool safety devices, to help prevent these terrible accidents. All-Safe was founded to help save the lives of children. Here are our top five pool safety devices for toddlers and children.

Pool Fences

Mesh pool fences are a durable and reliable way to improve the safety of your pool area. All-Safe’s fences are strong and difficult to climb, providing an effective deterrent to unauthorized access to the water.

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These tension-based systems are some of the best pool safety devices you can add to your home. Our fencing is also completely customizable, so no matter what your pool area looks like, we can design a custom fence to match. Choose from multiple pool fence options to match your yard’s aesthetic.

While safety comes first, our mesh fences are also easy to use. This essential pool safety device can be taken down and put back up with ease, in about 10–15 minutes per 15 feet of fence. Couple our fencing with self-closing, self-latching gates for enhanced safety and peace of mind.

Pool Covers

Moving into the pool area, a pool cover adds another layer of protection. It’s essential to choose the correct cover, however. Leaf covers, for example, while useful for keeping your pool clean, are not effective pool safety devices for toddlers and children when used alone.

Automatic pool covers offer a quick and easy way to cover or reveal your pool with the touch of a button or flick of a switch. They’re best for inground pools that have a standard, rectangular shape, though kidney-shaped pools can utilize these handy covers too.

Our automatic covers are independently tested by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the fabric is resistant to shrinking, algae growth, and damage from fading. Automatic covers can also hold up to the weight of an adult in an emergency.

Our top choice for pool safety devices in terms of covers is a mesh cover. These strong, durable covers allow rainwater to pass through, but keep leaves and debris out of the water. They can also hold the weight of an adult, so your child or toddler has little chance of breaking through the mesh.

All-Safe mesh covers gain their strength from the straps that criss-cross the cover and are anchored in the deck surrounding your pool. These covers are also independently tested by the ASTM to be among the best pool safety devices.

Just like our fencing, our mesh pool covers are completely customizable to the shape and size of your pool. However, they work best on flat pools, so if you have multiple step-ups or raised walls, your local dealer can help you figure out if this effective pool safety device will work for your needs.

Pool Nets

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If you prefer a quicker way to access your pool while still keeping it safe, a pool net is an excellent choice for a pool safety device for toddlers and children. All-Safe’s nets are made from ultra-strong polyethylene netting and are again independently tested by the ASTM to hold up to 485 pounds.

Additionally, the holes in the netting are approximate 3 ½ inches in diameter, making it very difficult for a child or toddler to get their head or body through. Easy to use, our nets take an average of 15 minutes to remove and replace, so your pool is safe yet quickly accessible.

Our system, including proprietary tools, means your child won’t easily be able to alter the tension or remove the net unless taught to do so. This makes pool nets highly effective pool safety devices.

Pool Alarms

Your last line of defense for pool safety is pool alarms. Fencing is effective, but gates can be left unlocked or even completely open by accident. Covers are practical, but the application and removal can lead to improper use. Nets are excellent, but what if someone forgets to reattach it correctly?

Pool alarms are permanently installed devices that can warn you if someone has accessed the pool without permission. Add an alarm to your pool gate to warn you if the gate is ajar, or an alarm to the door in your home that leads to the pool area.

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All-Safe also provides alarms as safety devices that go in the pool itself. These alarms are triggered either when the sensor is submerged or when it detects movement on the water.

Make sure you can hear the alarm from all areas of your home and yard. These pool safety devices for toddlers and children are an added layer of security for your peace of mind, but should be paired with other safety measures.

Life Ring and Shepherd’s Crook

Should all your carefully executed safety plans fail, and your child or toddler gains access to the water without your permission, keep a floatation device like a life ring and tool like a shepherd’s crook near the pool in an easily accessible and clearly marked location.

These pool safety devices should be used only as a last resort, to pull your child from the water should they fall in. Do not rely on these tools for primary pool safety, because when your toddler or child falls into the water, seconds count. You may not hear them fall in, and disaster could strike.

Contact Your Local All-Safe Dealer Today

We understand your pool’s safety needs are as unique as your family. Contact your local All-Safe reseller today for a free onsite consultation. We’ll assess your pool area, shape, and individual family lifestyle to recommend the best pool safety devices to help keep your children safe.

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