Unprotected Pools

Why I Had to Have a Protect‑A‑Child Pool Fence

Katrina McCullough

After renting for two years, my husband and I were so ready to finally be moving into our new home!

Only I couldn’t get past the unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach about the pool. I kept having flashbacks to a drowning tragedy that happened to a family friend when I was younger. Don’t get me wrong, we were excited about having a pool of our own for the family to enjoy, but I needed safeguards. The pool was right off the back patio, an area we planned to use as another family room. Our youngest son had already figured out how to unlock the door knobs and dead bolts, so God forbid I would have to use the bathroom without him accompanying me.

Unprotected Swimming Pool

Pool enclosure did not block access to the pool from the back door.

Our pool has a screen enclosure, but there was nothing preventing my then three-year-old son from walking out the back door of our home and into the pool. Like most moms, I take advantage of my son’s naptime. While I’m distracted by whatever project is at hand, my son can be easily missed; he has this quiet, stealth mode he engages at will. Having no pool protection for me meant no peace. It only takes a minute or even seconds for tragedy to strike, but it is 100% preventable.*

At first, my husband didn’t think our need for the pool fence was urgent, but I made sure the fence was installed before we moved in.

At first, my husband didn’t think our need for the pool fence was urgent, but I made sure the fence was installed before we moved in. Protect‑A‑Child made it happen the day we closed on our house. What I love about the fence are the closures used. Protect‑A‑Child’s specially designed pool fence locks and closures are as close to childproof as you can get.

Protected Swimming Pool

Our pool is now safe and secured thanks to Protect-A-Child!

Every family deserves peace of mind in their home. Our Protect‑A‑Child pool fence provides me with that peace of mind.

If you are interested in getting a fence for your pool, visit the pool fence dealer page to locate your local dealer.

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