Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
390 children a year drown. They are often in their family’s private pool and were only left alone for a few minutes or went unnoticed at public pools with multiple lifeguards. Each situation could have been avoided if the child was given a pool safety overview or the parents had put in place the proper equipment or regulations before allowing their children to swim.
Pool safety fencing is required in some states, including Pennsylvania. 46 percent of drowning cases were caused because the adults supervising the child thought their child was inside the house. By using a child safety pool fence, any child will be unable to enter the pool without an adult opening the fence for them. While this may be frustrating for the child, pool safety fences will help give you piece of mind during the summer. Some of the older children can also help supervise by learning how to lock and unlock the fence as well as supervise younger children. Locks and alarms can be extremely beneficial to have on pool safety fences because small children will be unable to unlock the fence without causing the alarm to sound.
Swimming pool safety is also maintained by taking your children to swimming lessons regularly. By having a certified instructor showing them proper pool safety and acting as a guide to pool safety, they will be able to go into a pool with confidence. They will also be able to help other children learn about pool safety as well.
Adult supervision is always necessary especially around a pool. 69 percent of child drowning is caused because both parents became distracted. By scheduling a set amount of time you will supervise your children swimming you can make time for your tasks or chores without jeopardizing your child’s safety.
Flotation devices should always be readily available in any pool. While they may not be your initial purchase when you have a pool, floatation devices quickly tossed to a child in an emergency. Noodles, inflatable swimming arm and leg supports and colorful inner tubes can make pool safety fun! Many pool stores offer these floatation devices. Grocery and general stores also sell these as well. By purchasing various styles, themes or brands of floatation devices, your children will be more inclined to use them for recreation and in an emergency.
Hopefully the infographic’s statistics and advice is enlightening and will help you and your children become safer pool owners. By purchasing a pool safety fence, floatation devices, swimming lessons, and always watching your children when they are spending time in the pool you can be sure that your children will be safe during the dog days of summer.
About Life Saver Pool Fence:
Currently Life Saver Pool Fence is celebrating its 25th Anniversary after establishing themselves in 1988. Life Saver Pool Fence is the only pool fence company partnered with the U.S Consumer Production Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign as a Pool Safety Leader. To learn more about pool safety and about pool fences go to http://www.poolfence.com/.