If you are planning for a brand new pool this year, think about pool safety first! Pool fences aren’t just a nice thing to have, they’re also the law. Here are four of the biggest reasons why you should have a pool fence installed around your residential pool.
The biggest reason that you should install a pool fence is to keep your family and pets safe. In the period from 2005-2014, there were over 3,500 tragic drowning deaths in pools throughout the country. A whopping two children drown somewhere in the United States every day of the year, and those numbers spike over the summer. A pool fence can stop children from gaining access to your pool unattended and protect them from any unfortunate accidents.
Protect Your Pets
Beyond protecting your children, protecting your pets is also an important part of building a pool fence. If pets are not kept out of the pool, a harmless splash in the pool could become a tragic accident. This is especially important if you have pets that are not able to swim that could not get out of the pool once they are in it, like cats or rabbits.
Peace of Mind
A pool fence gives you peace of mind knowing that the things in your pool will stay there, and the things that shouldn’t be in your pool will stay out. Since the pool will be clearly marked on your property, you will never need to worry about accidentally stepping in it during the winter or dealing with a disaster.
It’s the Law
Like we said above, installing a pool fence around your pool is the law. Most states and municipalities throughout the country require pool fences, so check the law and rules before installing a pool.
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