The Weakest Link In a Pool FenceAugust 11, 2015
The Gate Latch Could be a Weak Link in your Pool Fence
The stronger your pool fence gate is, the safer your family will be. Conversely, a weak pool fence can undermine your children’s safety around the swimming pool. Let’s examine some of the considerations you should make before buying a pool fence in order to get the best pool gate safety latch you can.
1. Your Pool Gate
Being the entry point to your pool, a pool gate is arguably the weakest link in a pool fence. An unsecured pool gate can be hazardous to your children. If you accidentally forget to latch the pool gate, the danger to your children increases as you would not know when they enter the pool area. We are all prone to error, but this should not be an excuse for undermining the safety of your children or other people.
There is a range of pool gate options on the market meant to enhance the safety of the pool fences. For instance, self-closing pool gate safety latches, like those made by All-Safe, help to keep the pool secure when it is not in use. Additionally, it is a convenient way to access the pool without undoing your fence line. For enhanced security, you can install a lockable gate. In case you intend to use self-latching gates the placement of the latch should be high enough to keep kids from attempting to open the gate.
Low-cost pool fence gate latches may not offer much in terms of pool safety. Similarly, just because a pool fence gate is pricy does not mean that the safety of your pool would be guaranteed. For instance, glass pool fences cost up to 20 times more than mesh pool fences. However, the former pales in comparison to the latter in terms of functionality.
When considering the purchase of a pool fence, consider the practicality of the fence. If a fence does not offer the value you desire, then consider other alternatives. By purchasing and installing a fence with the right pool gate safety latch, you would not have to consider replacing it in the near future. Thus, making the right initial decision can save you the frustration of dealing with an ineffective pool fence should your circumstances change (such as having children in the future).
3. Quality of Components
The materials used to make a pool fence gate can either enhance the safety of your pool or undermine it. Pool owners should also evaluate the reputation of the pool manufacturer behind their pool fence. Do your research to understand the quality of the pool fence gate materials. You may also search online for sites that offer customer reviews of a certain pool fence type and installer. A highly rated provider and customer referrals can keep you from making costly mistakes. A manufacturer like All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers, for instance, boasts of over 20 years of pool fence installations and all its fences have been incident-free to date.
Talk to an Expert
In summary, these qualities are just guidelines for making the right choice when it comes to purchasing a fence with a good pool gate safety latch. Your local All-Safe dealer can help you find the right pool safety solution for your family. Find your local dealer and schedule a free on-site consultation today.