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.
Find out how you can keep your pool clean as fresh and safe as possible for regular use by yourself and your loved ones.
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.
Why is mesh fabric the desired fence panel material among pool safety fencing companies? The overriding answer is first and foremost, safety but there are other reasons....
W.C. Fields is famous for his credited quote "Never work with animals or children," well for us working in child pool safety that's our job - and we love that we help parents keep their little ones safe around open water with our pool safety barriers.
Thirty-nine states experienced fatal child drownings during summer 2016. During this past summer, tragedy struck in the majority of states in our country. These tragedies occurred when children fatally drowned in community pools, at backyard pool parties.
Texas had at least nine media-reported fatal drownings in the month of August according to new data from the USA Swimming Foundation. Sadly, this same data show that Texas not only had the highest drowning rate in the month of August, but also for the entire year, with at least 35 drownings involving children younger than 6.
Setting rules reduces the risk of harm to our children. We take action daily to protect them from injury, such as using car seats in the car, locking away medication, gating off stairways, etc. and these simple practices become the framework that helps to keep our children safe. Learn and follow the simple ABC's of Pool Safety to help to keep your children safe in and around swimming pools.
Improper or poorly fitted drain covers can cause entrapment that entangle hair or hold a body under water. Children and adults have been injured and even killed by broken or improperly installed swimming pool drain covers.