According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of death in children under 14 years of age. Most of these drowning incidents occur in residential swimming pools. Very young children are intrinsically curious and do not have a sense of danger.
If your residential swimming pool is unfenced, it is very natural for them to venture too close to the edge and fall in accidentally. They could just be thinking about all the fun they have in the pool, while sometimes it’s the water that attracts them, causing them to venture into the pool. Most kids love water.
But the unfortunate part is it takes only a few seconds for small children to drown. Most domestic pets like all animals have an inborn instinct for swimming, but others might not. They also can fall in and drown in a residential pool.
Getting formal swimming lessons can significantly reduce drowning risks for young children. But that isn’t a guarantee against tragic drowning-related deaths and injuries in unsupervised and unenclosed residential swimming pools. Both above-ground pool and ground pools should have pool fencing in San Antonio.
Safety Tips for Pool Fence Construction in San Antonio
One of the most crucial reasons to install pool fencing is to keep kids and pets safe. The right swimming pool fence should be a priority design consideration while planning your poolscape. Here are some essential safety tips to keep in view while designing pool fencing for your San Antonio home:
- The pool fence has to be in line with local and state codes.
- Good fences are non-climbable.
- They should have the right combination of safety, privacy, and aesthetics.
- They should be at least 4-6 feet in height.
- For pools with 3-sided pool fencing, connected to the main house, make design changes, and limit access to the swimming pool, to only one or two locations.
- Ideally, there should be no more than a single, outward-swinging gate leading into the swimming pool area.
- The gate should have a self-closing as well as a self-latching gate.
- The lock should be high enough, so a young child cannot access it.
- The fence should not have gaps (between slats and under rails) greater than 3 to 4 inches.
All local governments and cities have specific added code requirements, like the installation of pool safety covers as well as alarms.
Swimming Pool Materials
When it comes to swimming pool fences in San Antonio, there are many different materials to choose from that provide the safety and aesthetics you want in this space. We believe that these fences can offer the functionality you need without being ugly. Our team of experts will provide various design options, making sure that your swimming pool fence meets local codes while having the aesthetic you want.
Superior Fence Co. of San Antonio offers customized fencing solutions, so call us with your requirements. For any more information, feel free to contact us at (210) 600-3343 or send us your queries via this Contact Us form.