Swimming pools can turn into a safety hazard during the winter time if they are not properly protected. The answer? A pool fence, designed specifically to keep wandering feet away from hazardous areas.
Pool Fences Save Lives
About 1,000 young children drown in swimming pools every year, according to data compiled by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Statistics. Experts in the pool and spa industry have estimated that 70 percent of all pool drowning incidents could be avoided with a fence around the pool. Pool fences prevent wandering from children from falling into uncovered spas and pools, or falling through a pool cover and getting trapped under the heavy fabrics or plastics.
In Many Places, It’s the Law
Swimming pools are required to have a fence that surrounds the pool and pool deck area in many states and cities around the country. These requirements are for both the safety of the family, as well as neighbors, pets, and visitors. State requirements vary, are generally based around three basic rules – good pool fences cannot be knocked over by small children or animals, are resistant to climbing efforts, and are secure enough to prevent children from unlocking fence gates once locked.
Among many other groups, having a fence around your swimming pool is highly recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Spa and Pool Institute and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Attract More Home Buyers
Selling a home with a pool can be difficult sometimes. Many homebuyers are aware of the dangers and requirements of owning a swimming pool. A pool fence can help convince them of the safety of the pool.
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Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.
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