12th May 2016
Whether you own a fitness centre or are just a homeowner, the decision to get a swimming pool is always an exciting one. It can be very tempting to skimp on health and safety to ensure you have the pool of your dreams. But owning and managing a pool also carries with it numerous security responsibilities. Especially if your pool is used by children, the need to construct adequate fencing around it has never been more essential.
According to the latest statistics on drowning deaths in the US, about one in five people who die from drowning are aged 14 or younger, making it the second leading cause of death for this age group after road accidents. Unfortunately, the statistics are not much prettier in the UK either. According to the Crime Accident Prevention Trust, drowning is the second highest cause of accidental deaths of children under five years old in England. This isn’t very comforting, especially considering that our weather is hardly the most conducive to swimming.
Left unprotected, your pool is one of the most dangerous places for a child to be. Whether parent or supervisor, you need to be constantly vigilant whenever a child can use a swimming pool. Children are less likely to be competent swimmers, will take more risks, and have less lung capacity than adults, which is why it is essential that – if you allow children to use your pool – adequate health and safety standards are met. After all, it only takes a minute or so of distraction for your worst nightmare to be realised. For these reasons, investing in a good quality pool fence is vital in making sure you’re doing all you can to improve safety around your pool.
Zaun’s high-quality swimming pool fencing comes in two versions pacific (an attractive bow-top railing) or ocean (the standard flat top railing) and provides you with a solid and attractive steel structure that provides high visibility and manufactured to NF 90-306 standards. In addition, with child-proof locks and self closers on the entrance gates, you can be assured that you’re doing your bit to make sure your pool is a safe and happy environment.