It’s common for pools and pool safety to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. Once the pool is closed for the season, you may not even think about pool safety until the summer rolls around again. This is can be a dangerous mistake. If you are a homeowner with a pool in Vermont, pool safety and drowning prevention needs to be on your mind all year long, not just when the pool is open.
In Vermont, the Department of Health reported that 47% of emergency calls for drowning involved individuals under the age of 18. Because of this, it is recommended that homeowners install safety fencing around swimming pools. Additionally, all pools in Vermont are subject to the Boca Pool Barrier Code which states that pool owners are required to have a barrier that is at least 4 feet tall and should self-closing and self-latching locks beyond the reach of a child in order to prevent them from gaining access to the pool.
This is why pool safety has to be a focus all year round, even in the cold winter months. If you don’t have a pool fence installed yet, now is the time to do so. Don’t wait until warm weather arrives which will force you to scramble to get one in place. Instead, by installing a pool fence now, you’ll be able to relax once the summer arrives knowing that your family is safe.
Additionally, it’s important to keep your children away from the pool at all times which is why a pool fence is necessary. Snow, ice and cold weather aren’t enough to keep a curious child or even a pet from trying to access the pool or even trying to walk on the cover. This is a recipe for disaster and creates an extremely dangerous situation. Which is why you may also want to consider taking additional steps to add more layers of protection for your pool in addition to a pool fence, which may include:
● Pool Alarms
● Self-closing, self-latching gate
● Pool gate locks
● Pool safety covers
The bottom line is there can never be enough layers of protection for your pool when it comes to the safety of your family. We can help you decide on which layers are best for your home and help you decide how many you should implement.
Our pool fences are the strongest removable pool fencing on the market and are backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. The poles used for our fences are the strongest in the industry and the fences are made of nearly indestructible mesh. Our fences are strong and durable enough to withstand wear and tear caused by all kinds of weather conditions – including harsh New England winters.
Pool safety is something that homeowners in Vermont need to think about all year round, even after you close your pool for the winter. Install a mesh pool fence from Life Saver Pool Fence now before the summer comes, so you can rest assured your family will be kept safe all year long. Contact us today at (877) 606-7233 for a free estimate.