One way to keep your family well entertained is to go swimming right in your backyard in your swimming pool, especially when you have young children. Pull out the barbecue grill, put on their favorite music playlist, and have a mini-pool party for everyone to enjoy. A backyard with a pool provides parents with days, and hours of free fun.
However, there’s one thing that can completely interrupt a fun-filled day, and that is a child drowning accident.
Drowning accidents are known as the 2nd leading cause of accidental deaths among young children ages 1-14 years old. Experts say for every child that passed away from a drowning incident, there are at least 4 non-fatal water accidents that need immediate hospitalization.
Whether it’s a private or a public pool accident, a child is usually away from the parent’s view for only 5 minutes (or less). The good news is that child drownings are preventable. Here are a couple of ways Jefferson County pool owners are preventing pool accidents:
Install a mesh pool fence. Although it’s not required to install a pool fence in the state of Alabama, pool fences save lives. Life Saver Pool Fence of Birmingham installs ‘4 foot’ high removable child-proof fencing to help prevent small children from accessing the pool.
Installing pool alarms is also a great way to protect small children and pets from entering the pool area.
Never allow children or anyone to swim in a pool during a thunderstorm.
The general rule is to stay out of the pool for at least a half an hour after you’ve seen lightning or hear thunder roll.
Get rid of any toys from the pool area. The pool area should be a ‘no toy zone’. Anyone can trip over a toy and accidentally fall into the pool within seconds. This includes swimming towels, and swimming gear.
Learn CPR on children and adults.
Consider taking a course to learn CPR. Learning CPR could save a child’s life — it could even save an adult’s life. To find out more information about CPR training, contact your local hospital or community center for upcoming classes.
Keep a close eye on small children at all times. While watching children by the poolside, you can become distracted. All it takes is a phone call, an interesting post on social media, or even a conversation to get your eyes off of a child. This can happen to anyone regardless of how diligent they are with supervision. In addition, never allow a child to swim without adult supervision.
Make sure your pool has proper drainage. Pools with faulty drainage covers could cause a drowning accident known as ‘suction entrapment’.
Make sure to inform children to avoid swimming or playing near the pool suction opening or drain. They should also avoid entering a pool that has a broken, missing or loose drain cover. Clothing, hair and even a bathing suit or swimming shorts can get stuck in a suction opening or drainage.
Following these safety tips will help protect your loved ones from getting injured.
Protect Your Children By Installing A Life Saver Pool Fence in Jefferson County, Alabama
About Our Mesh Pool Fence
Life Saver Pool Fence of Birmingham’s mesh pool fence is miles ahead of the standard pool fences in the market! Our fences are made of textilene, a 12-mil nylon fabric with polyvinyl chloride coating. This makes for an incredibly strong and durable product that can withstand even the most intense weather conditions without compromising its integrity or reliability when you need it most– which is why we call our fences “life savers.”
The Life Saver’s mesh pool fencing is a high-quality 12-mil nylon material with polyvinyl coating. This dual-directional weave makes our fences extremely durable and will last for years without any need to replace it!
The pool fence alternatives include: Life Saver Pet Fence, PoolCorral Removable Mesh Pool Safety Fence, Patented Life Saver Pool Fence, and Pool Barrier.
You can order your mesh pool fence customized, and it comes in your choice of white, copper vein, black, brown, tan, and green.
Our pool fences are the perfect way to keep your pool safe. Plus, you can take them down when you’re not using it, then roll up into storage for winter!
Pool Fence Solar Lights
Installing solar lights will not only provide a nice ambiance during the evening hours by keeping your pool area well lit, it makes your pool area safer. We also carry other safety accessories like alarms for pools as well!
Pool Gates (Self-Locking and Self-Closing)
A self-closing or latching gate is the way to go if you want to ensure your pool stays closed. Someone can forget to close the pool gate, and a young child or pet can enter the pool area unattended.
You can’t go wrong with a pool gate that is both attractive and ensures your safety — with its automatic closing capabilities. Additionally, we carry Life Saver square and arched and pool gates.
Pool Safety Products & Installation Services in Jefferson County, AL
Our swimming pool installation services include the following:
- Removable Pool Fence Installations
- Pet Pool Safety Fence Installations
- Self-closing, Self-Latching Pool Gate Installations
- Pool Fence Accessories – Solar Lights, Omni-Hanger, Pool Alarms
Areas We Serve in Jefferson County
Life Saver Pool Fence of Birmingham installs mesh pool fences throughout Jefferson County including Bessemer 35020, Gardendale 35071, Vestavia Hills 35226, Center Point 35215, Homewood 35209, Hueytown 35061, Fultondale 35068, Warrior 35180, Pleasant Grove 35127, Adamsville 35005, and beyond.
Professional Pool Fence Installations in Jefferson County, AL
Call (or text) to schedule your free safety evaluation and a quote at (205) 598-7511.
About Jefferson County
Jefferson County is located in the central portion of The Heart of Dixie. The population in this county is approximately 658,573 people, according to the 2019 census.
The climate is mild all year round, with an average temperature of around 64 degrees and the high 90’s during hot summer months.