Here in Texas, it is hot pretty much year-round, so many residents have pools in their yards as a way to cool off from the heat. But according to statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 390 drowning deaths a year happen in American swimming pools. Keep children and loved ones safe when near water by getting a pool safety fence installed in your Plano, TX home by the fencing contractors at DFW Fence Repair. Call us today at 469-342-3003 for a free estimate.
Benefits of An Inground Pool Safety Fence
75 percent of drowning deaths of children under the age of 15 occur in inground swimming pools at private residences like their own home. 17 percent were from above-ground pools. Oftentimes, drowning happens from lack of supervision. A quick 5-minute run to the bathroom and a child has time to escape outside to look at the pretty blue water, leaning too close and falling in.
Getting rid of your pool in order to protect your children is too expensive, and a great form of exercise and entertainment is taken away. An affordable option is getting a pool safety fence to place around your pool. They come in both removable and permanent forms. Permanent options like wrought iron fences where the pool is still visible but animals and children cannot get through is a common option. Removable pool safety fences can be extended or reduced, which is great if you are hosting guests in the pool and need more room. They are also easy and quick to install and take apart. Removable pool safety fences can come with removable gates as well, which you can take out, but still leave the fence standing. Even though they are removable doesn’t mean they aren’t secure! Support posts are drilled into the ground around the pool and the fabric fence panels are simply attached and detached to them.
Keep Loved Ones Safe With a Child Safety Pool Fence
76 percent of all drowning deaths in America each year involve children under the age of 5 years old. Getting a swimming pool safety fence can significantly reduce this risk and trauma. They are safer than pool covers, as children and pets can walk over those and get suffocated if the cover comes loose. For the best security, a child safety pool fence is the best option. For installation of a pool safety fence in Plano, TX, call us today at 469-342-3003!