According to figures from the CDC, there was a median of 3,536 unintentional but fatal drownings between 2005 and 2014 across the U.S. How big is the problem? That’s about ten fatal, unintentional drownings daily. If you have a pool at home, here are some ways on how to make your space safer, especially if you have small kids in your household.
Install a safety fence for your pool.
There are many options for a DIY pool fence in the market today that there’s no reason not to install one. Even if your kids know their boundaries and even if you have house rules, accidents do happen. A pool fence can save lives, especially if you have small children and pets at home, even seniors.
Install a pool safety cover.
A pool safety cover has a dual function. First, it can prevent small children, pets, and seniors from accidentally falling into the pool and drowning. Second, it can keep falling leaves and other debris away from your pool during windy days. Many safety covers on the market today look like giant trampolines. It’s another layer of protection for your family.
Make sure the door and window locks cannot be reached by small children.
Small children can easily open doors and windows locks at will. It makes sense to attach them high so they can’t reach it. There are many instances wherein small children can get into the pool without adult supervision because the parents or guardians do not know that the children were able to open doors and windows on their own.
Consider these pool safety tips if you have small children, pets, and seniors at home. Make your space safer for your entire family with these simple additions that won’t cost you too much.