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Poolside Safety: The Importance of Pool Fences and Ground Rules

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by Dave No Comments

Swimming pools are a great way to cool off in this heat. They are great for parties not to mention swimming is one of the very greatest forms of exercise.

However, it is very important to remember the need for pool safety and the measures that can be taken to keep people safe. Aside from playing it safe, there is another great way to maintain safety from everyone and keep the pool inaccessible to animals and children when you aren’t able to supervise them — a pool safety fence.

Fences are the Best Defense

There are many types of pool fences and it would be literally impossible to cover them all in this blog. In fact, chances are you can get any type of fence you want – and the choices are often based on your budget and the type of area you need to fence.

For those of you in the market for something more economical and easily moved and stored, there are a number of companies on the market that offer the easy take down fences. These typically are made of mesh with poles that simply need some holes drilled in the concrete to keep the fencing in place while in use.

The other type of pool fence is the more commonly seen stationary fence that makes safety a more permanent proposition. These can be made of wood, block, brick, wrought iron, chain-link and even PVC. These also serve the dual purpose of offering additional privacy and are less likely to be broken into by clever children or precocious pets.

The Importance of Ground Rules

A wise man once said, “Common sense is not so common,” and since there are so many examples where people don’t always think before doing things, this saying often holds true.

Kids look for what is fun, and running around that slippery wet pool does look fun at that age. However, it’s just not safe. Establishing ground rules can really help to maintain safety around the swimming pool:

  • No running and not even fast walk.
  • Be courteous to others and pay attention to what you are doing.
  • No diving unless you have a deep enough pool for it.

If you teach your kids to be safe when in and around pools from a young age, they will grow to love and respect the pool, the water, and all its beauty. At the same time, it’s best to back that training up with a pool safety fence and continual supervision when your kids and their friends are near or in the swimming pool.

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