A beautiful outdoor fence is one of the best ways to easily and efficiently delineate spaces in your backyard. If you have children or pets, your fence can even save your smaller family members’ lives. Pools are notorious drowning hazards for small children, pets, and even small critters. From 2005-2014 there was an average of 3,536 fatal accidental drownings every year in the US, not including boating accidents. In other words, 10 people die every day in drowning accidents across the United States. Many of these accidents are caused by a lack of safety or supervision around swimming pools and swimming areas. You can easily secure your backyard pool and keep your family safe with a beautiful pool fence from Mills Fence Company. Click here to get your free estimate today.
The Hazards of Pools
In 2016, 205 children drowned in swimming pools in the U.S., with 140 of those victims being younger than 5 years old. These children usually pass away because they fall in the pool or get exhausted while they are unsupervised. Marie Buerkle, Chairman of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission states, “Each one of these deaths is a tragedy, which serves as a sobering reminder of how dangerous water can be for young children… I encourage all families to Pool Safely and follow the simple steps that save lives whenever they’re enjoying time in or near the water.”
The Pool Safely campaign is made up of six crucial steps, the first of which is to install a four-sided fence with a self-closing and latching gate surrounding any pools and spas. Your pool fence needs to be sturdy and dependable to keep your kids and pets safe while staying aesthetically appealing to keep your yard looking great. If you have a pool in your backyard make sure that you also always monitor your children around the pool, teach your children to swim, learn CPR, and teach your children all about pool safety.
Aluminum Pool Fencing
Aluminum fencing is the go-to choice for pool fences. Aluminum fences come in a variety of colors, ranging from white to black and satin bronze. Not only are aluminum fences beautiful and customizable, but they are a sturdy and attractive option for keeping your pool safe for your family. Many places offer mesh alternatives to true pool fences, but these flimsy fences are much less safe than their aluminum counterparts.
An aluminum fence from Mills Fencing Company can be easily customized to your space and be seamlessly integrated into the design of your backyard. Our aluminum pool fences have self-closing gates that keep your pool safe and secure even when you are not around to watch. These fences can easily fit along the edging of transitions, like between your grass and your pool deck, on your pool deck itself, or customized to sit in a beautiful bed of stones.
If you want to make sure that your backyard pool is safe for your whole family, a pool fence is an essential purchase. Get a great fence for your pool from the expert team here at Mills Fencing Company today.