Each year, thousands of children die from drowning, with two-thirds occurring in the summer. While it may not be a surprise that drowning increases during the summer months, parents are too often surprised by the ability of their children to bypass pool safety measures. Parents must remember that children are constantly learning new skills and a fence that is unclimbable one day can easily be surpassed the next. To protect kids, parents should install multiple layers of protective devices, with each successive layer offering another opportunity for parental intervention to avert a tragedy. Fences, door alarms, pool alarms and pool covers are all somewhat effective individually, but their effectiveness is increased dramatically when used in combination with one another.