The Importance of Locking Pool Fences & Gates
When you have a pool you need to be aware of all of the potential hazards that may be lurking. While pools can be a great source of fun, they can also turn dangerous when they are not properly maintained.
One of the best ways to prevent potential drownings and accidents is to install a pool fence and gate around the perimeter of the pool. But, just having the fence is not enough. You not only need to make sure the fence is fully intact, but you also need to make sure that the gate is locked when the pool is not in use and no one is around.
In Arizona, a 3-year-old boy nearly drowned after he made his way into a pool at his apartment complex. Although the pool had a fence and a lock, the gate was not locked at the time. The child somehow made his way to the pool area at 3a.m. and into the pool. Fortunately, another resident was outside and heard someone splash into the pool. Because of the late time, he went over to see who it was and saw the child floating in the pool. He was going to jump the fence, but he was easily able to push open the gate and dive into the pool. He pulled the boy out of the water and performed CPR while another neighbor called 911. The boy started breathing and survived the dangerous incident. The man who saved the boy said the pool gate is usually locked and he’s not sure what happened.
This story was one of survival, but not all stories about pool accidents end this way. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure pool fences are properly installed and gates are locked.
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