A pool fence that has been well taken care of is a wonderful feature for any home with a pool, as well as a safety necessity. While pools serve as great places to relax, exercise, celebrate, and bond with family and friends, the fact of the matter is that unless they are secured by a pool fence they can pose a definite safety hazard. Here are some reason to install a fence in the colder months, and have it ready for the big pool opening next year.
A Pool Fence Keeps Children And Pets Safe
While some kids and pets take to water naturally, others are not so naturally inclined and could face serious danger if they fell in while the pool was unsupervised. As it is impossible to have children and pets supervised every waking moment, it is simply a smart safety decision to secure your pool with a pool fence. Make sure that these fences are too high to easily climb over and do not provide footholds which can make them a breeze to bypass.
A Pool Fence Reduces Accident And Drowning Risks
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) have found that drowning is amongst the leading causes of death for children below the age of 14. Many of these drownings occur in residential pools. Simply installing a pool fence, however, can reduce this risk by 83%. It would be smart to get this security measure in place as soon as possible, to avoid any tragedies as the weather warms.
Pool Fences Are Affordable
While the overall price of your pool fence will depend on factors such as the size and shape of your pool, the location, and the type of fence you want. Considering the overall cost of usual home improvements, and the direct safety benefits and peace of mind a pool fence can provide you, they are worth every penny of their potentially affordable price tags.
Install a Pool Fence with Hercules Fence of Washington, DC!
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new cat fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.