In home pools, unintentional drowning incidents are rising. Are you aware that if you are in possession of an outdoor–or even an indoor pool on your property, you need a security alarm? If you don’t have an alarm, the probability of someone drowning inside your pool are about 20%. Though they are the most typical drowning victims, children aren’t the sole victims of pool drownings.
Most owners of pools don’t think they’ll be a part of those statistics. Reality says they can be. Doing their best to prevent it only makes good sense. Kids younger than 5 are involved with more pool accidents. Almost all of those accidents also take place while a kid is under parental supervision. In just about every case, the accidents take place while the child is away from the line of vision for under four minutes time.
Should they desire to do this, even perimeter fencing won’t deter a child from entering a swimming pool area. Water is of interest to a child. Your first type of defense, is of course being vigilant. Still, on occasion you cannot avoid taking your sight away from your child. [Read more…]