Must Knows of Installing A Child Safety Fence

Have you recently installed a swimming pool? Do you have children? If yes to both answers, you need to install a child safety fence around your swimming pool. We are here to tell you what is necessary to install a safety fence. Read below to get started.

A Swimming pool can be a fun and relaxing addition to your home. It is also a safety risk to children whom can easily drown in a backyard pool, if not closely monitored. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. A young child could easily fall in a pool and drown.

What You Need To Know Before Installing A Child Safety Fence

Before you install a fence, you need to know what the specific laws are in your neighborhood about building fences around swimming pools. A fence that is considered safe for children has to be at least four feet high. No child safety fence should be a distance of more than four inches between the bottom of the fence and the ground. A child safety fence must meet this requirement to keep young children from crawling underneath the fence.

Be sure your fence has a gate with a lock on it. If you have a fence made of slats, have the slats vertical rather than horizontal. You should avoid installing horizontal slats because a child can easily climb up horizontal slats.

Installing a child safety pool is not something you to do on your own because any error can make a child a victim of drowning.

Hire a professional.

Here at Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence Co. we install wood fencing, vinyl fencing, pool codes, aluminum fencing, steel fencing and more. We add character and charm to your fencing while creating you a fence for its designated purpose.

If you have any questions or need fence, deck or patio installments, contact Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence (MAD Fence) today by clicking here or calling 1-800-833-9310.

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