While pools are fun and can be a great addition to any home, they can also be dangerous if precautions are not taken to prevent drowning. According to the CDC, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years old. Additionally, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that 75% of the children involved in swimming pool submersion or drowning accidents were between the ages of 1 to 3 years old. These can be scary statistics if you have a pool. Children seem to be naturally drawn to water. While adult supervision is always the best way to prevent drowning, accidents can still occur. In addition to installing alarms on any doors leading to the pool and in the pool itself, swimming pool safety covers are the very best method of drowning prevention.
Safety covers are specifically designed to withstand high amounts of weight and prevent people, animals, and objects from entering the pool’s surface. In fact, covers must be able to hold a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet in order to qualify as a “safety” covers. Safety covers can be made to fit any size and shape pool and come in mesh and solid varieties. All safety covers are anchored to a deck with straps that pull the cover taut over the pool. This tension creates a protective surface over your pool that can support hundreds of pounds more that an average person weighs! No more stress and worrying that your children will wander into an unprotected pool.