Why You Need a Pool Fence for BabiesJanuary 13, 2020
Pool fences are among the top choices to secure your pool area and protect both your children and pets. These fences are especially vital when those children are young babies.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that 74% of the nearly 400 fatal drownings that occurred in residential homes were children younger than five years old. Swimming pool baby fences are essential in protecting your young children from a tragic accident.
Additionally, the Commission reports 6,600 emergency room treated, non-fatal drowning injuries occur every year. Most of these injuries occur when the child isn’t supposed to be swimming, meaning they are potentially unsupervised and a swimming pool fence could prevent the incident.
At All-Safe, your family’s safety is our top priority; after all, we were founded to help save the lives of children. Keep reading to learn how a pool fence can help protect your family.
Fences are Often a Better Choice for Toddlers than Nets
A pool net is an excellent way to improve the safety of your pool area. Durable, strong, and easy-to-use, pool nets made my All-Safe can hold up to 485 pounds, meaning your young child won’t fall into the water. So are pool nets or fences the best option?
The most substantial burden to using nets is the need to apply them between every swim. While this can be done relatively quickly and easily, it’s difficult to guarantee that you’ll remember to do so every time. Additionally, the child can still walk or crawl right up to the edge of the water, which can be enough to make any parent nervous.
A swimming pool fence, however, adds an extra layer of protection. Installing a fence, which usually stands at least 24 inches away from the edge of the pool, means your child can’t get close to the water. This extra two feet of protection is essential for preventing babies from accessing the pool on accident.
There are many types of fencing available on the market. The type that we recommend here at All-Safe is our removable mesh pool fence. This pool fence is ideal for babies because it is very difficult for children to climb. Even the most determined toddler will find no hand or footholds in the mesh fabric of our fencing.
Because the mesh is transparent, you can easily see into the pool at all times, adding an extra layer of security. Also, mesh pool fences are simple to remove, meaning they’re adaptable for events like parties, or any reason that you might want to use the full space of your pool deck.
Our swimming pool baby fences are also independently tested and certified to meet or exceed the ATSM security standards. We use only the strongest, most durable materials. We couple this with our 8-stage painting process to prevent corrosion and 4 lines of stitching on the borders to prevent wear and tear.
You can rest assured knowing your All-Safe pool fence is the safest one available.
Customization of your pool fence improves safety because there are various factors that will affect how we install your swimming pool fence. Do you have a rock formation on one side of your pool? Perhaps your home opens directly onto the pool area? Or maybe your pool has a unique, wavy design, rather than a standard rectangle?
When you contact your local dealer, we send one of our local professional teams for a free consultation to assess your pool area and determine the best fit for you.
Each of these differences means a potential spot for a safety concern. However, with All-Safe, we take the time to assess your needs and plan accordingly. For example, we offer corner posts to accommodate turns greater than 45 degrees, maintaining fence tension around the pool without damaging normal posts.
You can even customize the color of your mesh to better match your pool area. We also offer customizable pole sizes and mesh weaves so you can get your perfect look.
Self-Closing, Self-Latching Gates
Swimming pool fences for babies can have their vulnerable points like any other safety precaution. One of the most common of these is the gate. If a member of the family forgets to latch and lock the gate, a child can potentially access the pool.
All-Safe offers both a manual gate with EZ close handles and a self-closing, self-latching option. The self-closing, self-latching gate is an ideal way to avoid forgetting to close the gate, accidentally bumping it open, and more.
Additionally, the latches on the gates are higher than 54”, meaning they’re too tall for young children to reach.
Should you choose to go with a manual latch, ensure it locks with a key, and that the key is kept securely out of the child’s ability to access.
Easy to Use
Right after safety, All-Safe prioritizes making our swimming pool fences easy to use. Especially with a baby, no one wants to have to take half an hour or more to set up or take down their fencing just to enjoy a swim.
The time to set up or remove your fence will vary, but the average is approximately 10–15 minutes per fifteen feet of fence. On the day of installation, your local team will instruct you on the proper procedures to remove and replace your fencing, so you can enjoy your pool quickly and easily (while ensuring safety!).
Your mesh fence, when not in use, can be rolled up for easy storage. Optional deck plugs are also available to plug the holes when your fence is stored.
Keep Your Baby Safe
A swimming pool baby fence is an essential tool in your safety arsenal to protect your children. They’re durable, easy-to-use, customizable, and add a layer of protection that a net or alarm alone can’t provide.
Contact your local All-Safe dealer today for your free quote. Your local team will arrive on-time, uniformed, and will professionally assess your fencing needs to find the ideal solution for you.