Pool Fences and Barriers for Your Swimming Pool
When discussing pool fences and barriers around the swimming pool, Clark County Pool and Lawn in Las Vegas is a huge proponent of pool safety. For us, the biggest key to preventing swimming pool related tragedies is to provide the maximum number of layers of protection around your pool. Let’s face it, pool-related drownings occur too many times and the majority of these drownings could be prevented with properly installed pool barriers. The Nevada pool code is extremely stringent and plays an important role in protecting small children from accessing backyard swimming pools and spas and accidental drowning. This code is stringent on requiring pools to have layers of protection, such as fences, self-latching gates, and door alarms. This pool code is a valuable tool to help keep children safe by preventing their ability to access bodies of water. Having a swimming pool is a luxury but can soon turn into a nightmare if you don’t properly install a barrier and that is why we want to talk about some of the benefits of installing a fence/barrier as well as some alarming statistics about drownings. But please note, no matter what barrier you have, the best protection is the eyes of an adult watching over all bathers.
The following are some of the benefits of installing a pool fence/barrier:
- Help reduce drownings – Investing in a pool fence can and will help prevent the chances of drowning because of the extra barrier but we can’t stress it enough you still much watch your child.
- They come with a variety of options – If you choose to purchase a pool fence/barrier you have options for mesh, metal, and or a pool net.
- Mesh fences provide flexibility – when choosing fences, mesh fences allow for the most flexibility on install. They can be easily installed and removed if you are hosting a party/get together with friends. In the end, if you’re looking for convenience and ease of use, install a mesh fence because they are fully removable, extremely lightweight, and can be disassembled extremely easily.
- Peace of mind – let’s be honest this should be your number one benefit. Having a pool fence or barrier will ultimately provide comfort in knowing there is a barrier between your home and the pool if your child were to get outside.
According to the CDC, “How Big Is The Problem?
“Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two will be children aged 14 or younger. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14 years. In fact, more children 1-4 years die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects.” For more information from the CDC, please CLICK HERE!
At Clark County Pool & Lawn we feel strongly about the importance of installing pool fences and barriers but there is no better protection against potential drownings than your constant supervision. If you should have any questions, please contact us today!