It’s now June, and you know what that means! Summer is almost officially here! Fences for pool safety are even more important now that pools are about to fill up. After all, Memorial Day marked the beginning of pool season – not only at community pools or hidden swimming holes in the woods – but in your own backyard, too!
Fences for Pool Safety Ensure Everyone’s Happiness!
The first thing you’ll want to do is minimize the potential for slippage around the edge of the pool. Fences are a great way to keep your kids safely away from the pool when you’re not there to look after them, but even when you are there, slipping is possible.
Be sure that such elements of your pool like the dock, the diving board, and access ladders are made of nonslip materials or given non-slip coating. The deck should be non-slip as well. Lastly, make sure the surface around your pool is perfectly flat and level.
Put Up a New Fence to Ensure Pool Safety
Fences should be a secure way to keep your kids and pets safe. They must meet certain insurance specifications, and here are some things to remember when looking to install a new pool fence:
- Fences should be at least four feet high and not easy to climb over.
- Ensure that all latches are self-closing. You might have to install an alarm to go with it.
- Keep the pool separate from the house proper with another fence.
Take Additional Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe!
- First aid kits should also be easy to reach.
- Put a cover over the pool when it’s not being used.
- Always have a phone available to call for help if needed.
Get in Touch with Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Today!
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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