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5 month old son is soon to be crawling.
I think it is time to invest in a
swimming pool fence. . .but not sure
where to begin?
many areas there are safety requirements
for pool fences (i.e. they have to
be a certain height - here it's 6
feet etc.). Check with local fencing
contractors as well. You want to make
sure there is no way a preschooler
can break in there when you aren't
around, and don't underestimate how
curious, capable and adept they can
have been several deaths in our city
where a pool fence went around the
yard and patio, and was accessible
from the house - so if you can, you
might want to consider making sure
that the fence is totally closable
so if a kid goes out the door (and
they do escape), there is still no
chance of ending up in the pool.
Get a darned good fence. Tragedy can
happen in a heartbeat when it comes
to kids and water. If you have one
of the newer type of pool safety fences,
there is no need to also have a pool
installed a fence specifically designed
for pool safety when our eldest was
a few months old. It worked great
- the locking mechanism was far too
difficult for anyone but an adult
to open (even mom couldn't unscrew
some of the locks!!!) If we were going
in the pool with the kids, we opened
only one section; for a party, we
could take down the entire fence in
about 15 minutes.
would get a new fence. You'll want
professional installation. Also, after
years of exposure to the elements,
the metal locking mechanisms can begin
to rust. And the fence has to fit
the dimensions of the specific pool,
as well as any nearby fencing, landscaping,
etc. that it needs to be tied into.