With the official start of summer, the month of June is a great time to ensure that your pool area is ready for a safe and enjoyable swimming season. D&D Technologies, a leading manufacturer of gate hardware, has designated June as “Check Your Pool Gate Month.” The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of pool safety best practices and encourage all pool owners to check their pool gates to make sure they are in sound condition and are functioning properly.
As a long-time partner of D&D Technologies, Arizona Pool Fence is proud to help promote Check Your Pool Gate Month. Considering that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children between the ages of one and four—and the majority of kids who drown in backyard swimming pools gain access to the pool area when there is either no fence or a faulty fence or gate—the importance of proper pool fences and gates cannot be overstated. As you check the security of your pool gates, here are some of the most important things to look for:
While properly functioning pool fences and gates are crucial, nonstop adult supervision whenever children are near the pool is the most effective way to prevent drowning. Here are a few other important pool safety tips to keep in mind:
At Arizona Pool Fence, we offer a variety of products designed to enhance safety around the pool. With our pool gates, we can install the key-lockable Magna Latch® from D&D Technologies. Featuring patented magnetic technology, this latch is considered the safest and most trusted on the market and is specifically made for toddler-resistant gates. Due to the design, a child would not be able to enter through the gate even if they were somehow able to pull the MagnaLatch. Our team will ensure that your new pool gate complies with all local and state regulations, and we can retrofit the gate to any fencing, block, or stucco to ensure a seamless appearance.
In addition to our gates, we also offer a selection of pool fences. From classic wrought iron (available in multiple colors) to ASTM-certified mesh to sleek, eye-catching glass, our fences create a reliable barrier to prevent children and pets from wandering into the pool area without supervision.
Could your pool gates and other barriers use an upgrade this Check Your Pool Gate Month? Contact us today to learn more about our products or schedule a free in-home consultation!