When installing a pool fence you want to make sure that you are completely enclosing the pool area.
Both an above ground pool or in ground pool should be fenced. There should be only one gate leading into the pool area with a lock high enough a child cannot reach it.
You could also put a gate alarm on the gate to provide more protection.
Make sure that you install the fence according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you are not sure how to install the pool fence, hire a professional.
Why Should You Install a Pool Fence?
One of the most important reasons that you should install a pool fence is to keep children and pets safe.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of fourteen.
Many of these drowning happen in their own backyard pool. Young children are naturally inquisitive and have no sense of danger.
If a pool is unfenced, it is only natural for them to wander too close and accidentally fall in.
They could be thinking about the fun they had in the pool or the water could lure them in. Most children love water.
Unfortunately, it can only take a few seconds for a small child to drown. Many animals have an instinct for swimming. Some do not so they could jump or fall in and drown.