70% of drownings among young children happen during non-swim times. Since you can’t always keep your eyes on the water, physical barriers can help restrict access and alarms can alert you.
Fencing is one way to put a barrier between your child and the pool. According to the CDC, having a pool fence reduces the risk of drowning up to 80%.
Gates in residential and public pool and spa areas should be self-closing and self-latching to accommodate locking devices.
All house doors providing direct access from the home to the pool should be equipped with self-closing, self-latching devices with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54” above the floor.
Barriers are a vital layer of protection that help prevent children and unauthorized adults from accessing water unsupervised.
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