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Katchakid’s Golden Anniversary: 1972 – 2022


Celebrating 50 Years Of Child Pool Safety

The Katchakid pool net cover was created with the safety of children in mind. After a catastrophic pool accident witnessed by our President and founder, Blair Esson, the Katchakid pool net cover invention came to fruition. As a father of his own young kids, Blair was driven to develop a solution to prevent other families from experiencing the same devastation and heartbreak.

Blair Esson – Creator of The Pool Safety Net

Pool safety technology has come a long way since 1972 when Blair Esson started manufacturing pool safety nets in Johannesburg, South Africa. And Katchakid has been at the forefront of making pools safe for everyone with aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-operate swimming pool safety equipment.

As one of the most respected names in the industry, Katchakid has a lot to celebrate as we reach our 50th anniversary as a company. Today, we have multiple locations throughout the United States and are industry leaders in pool safety innovation.

We’ve accomplished some remarkable things in these 50 years of business, including being praised for our integrity, craftsmanship and standards in child pool safety systems. 

50 Years of Pool Safety at Katchakid

Our patented pool safety net has kept countless children safe over the years. The Katchakid net helps parents and pet owners alike cross pool safety off their list so that their children and animals can play worry-free. 

Pool safety should be a top priority for all pool owners, and we will continue working hard to make sure every backyard becomes a safer place. This 50-year milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to safety and our dedication to providing families with the peace of mind they deserve.

We Couldn’t Have Done This Without YOU!

Looking back on our 50-year journey, we are proud of our safety record and all we have accomplished. We couldn’t have done it without the dedication and partnership of drowning prevention warriors, our incredible Katchakid team, and our loyal customers and supporters. A heartfelt thank you from all of us here at Katchakid!

One way we’re honoring our remarkable milestone is by supporting our local families and communities. Throughout 2022, each team member of Katchakid Pool Safety will select one deserving family to bestow a golden ticket, redeemable for a fully installed pool safety net. Our first golden net ticket has already been bestowed – read more here.

We sincerely appreciate you for being a part of the Katchakid family and helping us make pools safer for the past half of a century. We will continue to uphold our rigorous safety standards and excellent friendly service long into the future. Here’s to the next 50 years!

Katchakid Hall Of Fame

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