Drowning due to lack of pool fencing is the number one cause of death for young children. Properly designed pool fencing is the most effective way to keep children safe.
First, the fence height should be at least 48 with gate latches mounted at least 42 off the ground. Spacing between chain links should be only one-and-one-quarter inches to prevent climbers from getting a toe hold. And most importantly, be sure all pool fences have self closing hinges to prevent gates from accidentally being left open. With these pool fencing tips, you can be sure that your children will be safe around your swimming pool.