Pools are a wonderful gift you and your family can enjoy for a lifetime. Relaxing and playing with family and friends creates lasting memories and enjoyment in the outdoors in a way everyone can agree on. But one concern every parent faces with pools is safety. Special fences and latched gates keep our children and pets safe from harm, but fences made of wood, metal, and stucco leave a lot to be desired in the area of style, making installing a fence a conflict for owners rather than a clear benefit. Thankfully, one style of fencing provides both safety and beauty. Welcome to the world of glass pool fences.
Local laws clearly outline the requirement for secure enclosures around pools. And it’s good they do. Thankfully, you can do it in style. Glass fences are designed to safely protect your children and pets without the eyesore of traditional fencing. The wrong fence can downgrade pool enjoyment as well as create an unattractive scenery, obstructing the beauty of your gardens and surrounding view and making your yard appear smaller. Glass railings and fences, however, let the beauty of these areas shine through, making your property feel larger and friendlier.
Child Drowning Prevention
Unfortunately, child deaths from drowning are a very serious issue. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005-2014 an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional related drownings (that are not boat related) happen annually in the United States. Of those, one in five are children under the age of 14. And an additional 5-times more children receive emergency care from water submersion. This is why such strict rules are in place regarding glass pool fencing. Even with this warning, many families opt to do without fencing because of the unattractive look. This is where glass railings are a benefit. They act like traditional fences by protecting children from accidental falls, without the eyesore.
Self-Closing / Self-Latching Gates
There are many traits of glass pool fences that make it as effective as traditional fencing, and one trait is self-closing and self-latching gates. They work to prevent children, pets, and unwanted visitors from entering the pool area, providing an added level of protection.
Kids will be kids. Having a child means the world is a playground. Your pool area is one you want to keep as safe as possible. This is where climb-resistant panels come in. Without a secure way of climbing, these glass fences make the challenge too daunting, and custom heights make it even more difficult by keeping latches out of reach, making a glass railing system an effective option to keep children away from harm.
Clear Views to Monitor Children
A parent’s job is never done, but it can be made easier. Glass fencing provides transparent views of your children while they play. Coupled with new advancements in child monitoring such as outdoor cameras, you can keep a safe eye on your children anywhere you are. With such high statistics in child drowning, having an unobstructed view of your children is a welcome way to catch issues before they start.