New York is an amazing place to be, as it has the biggest city in the country by population. But then as you venture slightly away you are suddenly inundated by gorgeous nature and even mountains! New Yorkers love their summers as winters can be quite cold, and what better way to enjoy the heat then to jump into the pool! However, before you start your summer of fun, there are some important things to remember if you have a residential swimming pool.
For the State of New York, laws are quite strict and extensive surrounding signage for public pools, but there seems to be an absence of signage laws regarding private swimming pools. Yet in terms of fences and fencing, state laws are very detailed for private pools. It is necessary for private pools to be surrounded by pool fencing, and the fence needs to be at least 4 feet high, with only 2 inches of space between the bottom of the fence and the ground. There also cannot be any indentations in the fence, and chain link fences can only have links that are 2.25 inches or smaller, and the openings near the bottom and top of the fence need to be even smaller than those in the middle. Also, all gates going into the pool need to have a secure lock, and the gate must also be self-closing and self-latching.
Like laws in other states, the law also mentions what to do if a wall of your home serves as a fence side to the swimming pool. In this case, you either need a pool safety cover, or you will need to install an alarm on the door leading out to the pool. However, if you have an above-ground pool, the structure of the pool could be counted toward the fence height if the structure is strong enough, and if the ladder to the pool is put away.
State laws can be incredibly helpful in trying to keep you safe, but if you are looking for a pool safety net, only Katchakid can offer the guarantee of a superior product and the decades of experience working with the product. Our pool safety net was developed after seeing a young child die from falling into a swimming pool, and so our mission is to protect children from an easily preventable death. If you have small children and a residential pool, then a Katchakid pool safety net would be a worthy investment.
No child has ever drowned in a pool protected by a correctly installed Katchakid safety net. Our pool nets are reliable and durable, even in the most extreme conditions. Our installation technicians go through an intensive certification program in order to meet our standards. Once they’re on the job, they can expertly install a Katchakid over any size or shape pool or open area of water that requires protection. We offer you responsive customer service, with trained representatives and technicians in New York. If you have questions or your Katchakid requires any adjustment, we’re there for you.
So as you are enjoying summertime in New York, remember to keep these things in mind for the safety of yourself and your family. When it comes to pool safety, contact us today to learn more about our pool fences, covers and safety nets.