Drowning Prevention


Mar 2019

Summer Pool Safety Tips

Have you considered summer pool safety? Are you removing a heavy-duty winter pool cover for the swimming season and, if so, do you have a summer pool safety solution in place? Swimming pools become even more enticing to children when the temperatures rise. So, keep reading for summer pool safety advice to do your part in preventing an accident or drowning at your pool.


Mar 2019

5 Reasons You Should Install a Pool Fence for Dogs & Other Pets

Not only is pool water bad for dogs, but there is also a sad reality that many pets drown in pools. The Dogington Post reports that an estimated 5,000 animals drown in pools each year. Here at Katchakid, we understand the necessity of having a pool fence for dogs and other pets installed. Your pets are like your family members, and there’s no reason to chance their safety. Keep reading if you’re not convinced that you need a dog pool fence.


Feb 2019

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Drowning is a leading cause of death of children between the ages of one and four years old. As a pool owner, it’s your responsibility to create a safe environment with the proper barriers and safeguards in place. The government is helping to prevent these fatalities through the enactment of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB). Who is Virginia Graeme Baker and why does she have an act named after her? Keep reading to find out and to learn how this twelve-year-old law affects you as a pool owner.


Sep 2018

NFL Player Teddy Williams Talks Keeping His Pool Safe

Family is clearly a priority to pro football player Teddy Williams. To this end, it makes sense that Williams is extremely happy with his Katchakid® Pool Safety Net. He has three children—ages eleven, six, and one—and appreciates that Katchakid pool safe nets can protect his kids and supports a minimum 485lbs, as an extra precaution.


Aug 2017

Pool Safely Pledge, 2017

As part of our commitment to water safety education, we are proud to partner with Pool Safely, a national drowning prevention campaign aimed at ending fatal and nonfatal child drownings and entrapments. Have You taken The Pool Safely Pledge?


Feb 2017

Pool Safety Report 2016

2016 was one for the record books, but unfortunately not all of the records were positive. According to the USA Swimming Foundation, there were at least 320 media reported fatal drownings in 2016 involving children younger than 15 in swimming pools and spas.

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