A swimming pool instantly transforms the backyard into the go-to hangout for outdoor family fun. But pool owners with young children need to take extra precautions.
Though swimming pools are fun, they present a serious hazard for young children who can accidentally wander in unsupervised. The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found drowning to be the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4. Sadly, the majority of these incidents happen in home swimming pools.
Thankfully drowning accidents are preventable with a water safety plan that includes multiple layers of protection. May is National Water Safety Month, and the it’s perfect time to develop your family’s water safety plan. The first step is making sure your pool area is secured with proper fencing. In addition to pool fencing, parents should employ layers of protection such as careful adult supervision and alarms to ensure little ones are kept safe.
As the industry leader in glass pool fencing, Aquaview Fencing merges proven safety with modern style. Check out their infographic below to learn the facts on child drowning and simple tips to keep your family safe this summer.