Having a swimming pool in your Modesto home not only enhances curb appeal, but swimming is also a healthy activity for children, teens, and adults to do. However, if you do not have a pool fence installed to protect your small children and pets, it can be an extreme safety hazard.
The safety of young children, physically vulnerable adults and pets are at risk, and more likely to be involved in a drowning accident. Oftentimes, people assume that if a responsible adult is around, their children and family members are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not completely true.
Without a pool barrier in place, you are putting your children, family members, and even pets in danger of accidental drowning. A pool drowning is a silent killer. The most responsible pool watcher can become distracted. It only takes a few seconds for a drowning to happen, and you may not be able to prevent one.
However, installing a mesh pool fence is one of the best prevention methods against swimming pool drowning accidents. If you are a pool owner and you have younger kids at home, it’s time to consider installing a child pool safety fence before it is too late.
Life Saver Pool Fence Installations in Modesto, CA
Modesto, California, a pint-size agricultural town located in Central California — just 70 miles east of the Bay Area, requires all residential pool owners to have a pool fence.
According to the Modest, California, pool safety barrier law, all residential pools must have a fence if they were built (or refurbished) after 1998.
If you do not have a pool fence installed yet, there’s no better time than now to get it done.
Here are a few important requirements for residential swimming pools:
- All pool fences must be at least 60 inches high.
- Any gaps must not be greater than 4 inches in diameter.
- A vertical clearance from the ground to the bottom of a pool enclosure should not be more than two inches.
- The surface of a fence should not have any humps or bumps that would cause a small child under the age of five to climb over.
In addition, swimming pool access gates must open away from the swimming pool, and inward towards the pool. If a small child is near a door while someone swings it open, it could toss them into the pool or cause him/her to slip and slide into the pool.
All pool gates must be self-closing. There should be a self-closing device placed at a minimum of 60 inches high.
Keep Your Family Safe with These 6 Layers of Protection
- Install a sturdy pool safety cover
- Make sure all family members, caregivers, and babysitters are well-trained to perform CPR.
- Train your small children water survival skills early.
- All children should be supervised at all times, even with a pool fence.
- Install designated self-closing, self-latching pool gates, pool alarms and door locks installed professionally.
At Life Saver Pool Fence of San Ramon, our professional pool fence installers in Modesto, CA will install the strongest and proven to be the safest removable mesh pool fence available in the market. Schedule your FREE estimate today! Contact us online or call (916) 295-7651.
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