Summer is fast approaching, which means swimming for many families in Arizona. Pool covers are being peeled away, and chemical and salt levels are being balanced in preparation for the upcoming months of water entertainment. Most people will spend multiple afternoons cooling off in the water in an attempt to escape the summer heat. Not only are aquatic activities great for keeping cool, they are excellent for improving physical and mental health regardless of age. No wonder they’re so popular! Unfortunately, popularity does not equate to safety, so a collection of organizations and independent companies are working to bring National Water Safety Month to the public.
May is National Water Safety Month. It is the product of a partnership between the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) and the World Waterpark Association (WWA), and companies and governments are joining in the cause. National Water Safety Month is a public education and awareness campaign with the mission to bring “safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public, from home pools and spas to waterparks and resorts, to public swimming and water recreation facilities,” as stated on the official website. A large part of this mission is to educate individuals and organizations on how to make aquatic activities safer for swimmers, parents, children, lifeguards, and anyone else who participates. According to the Center for Disease Control, about ten people die every day from unintentional drowning unrelated to boating, so learning how to improve the safety around water is an important cause. In Arizona, the most typical water activity is enjoying time in a backyard pool; so providing information and resources for how to keep children and others safe is an important public health goal for the state.
There are a number of steps that can improve the safety of a backyard pool. Teaching children to swim at an early age, staying close while the pool is in use, and keeping a first aid kit on hand are just a few of the common sense precautions for any homeowner to take. However, having the appropriate equipment installed is not only an important safety measure – it is often the law. In Arizona, state regulations require that a swimming pool “be protected by an enclosure (wall, fence, or barrier) that surrounds the pool area.” There are also safety requirements pertaining to the construction of enclosures as well as gates for pools. Take a moment to read through these requirements at the Arizona Department of Health Services website.
DCS Pool Barriers, LLC has been serving the Metro Phoenix area since 2003. As a licensed contractor (ROC #186558), their highly trained and experienced installers will ensure that each home will pass all State and City swimming pool safety barrier regulations and requirements. DCS Pool Barriers manufactures gate and pool fence systems to ensure they provide the highest quality product and to pass along cost savings to the customers. They offer everything from sliding door closers to swimming pool fencing, pool safety nets and pool gates. This May for National Water Safety Month, call and get a free estimate for a pool fence and gate, sliding door safety lock or any other pool barrier requirements.
About DCS Pool Barriers:
DCS Pool Barriers, LLC offers a complete range of products to meet all swimming pool barrier safety needs. They are a one-stop-shop to meet Arizona pool fence, gate and door safety requirements. Their mission at DCS Pool Barriers is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through their quality products and highly trained and experienced installers. They help with all the standards of safety and Arizona State and City ordinances for pool barrier requirements.
DCS Pool Barriers, LLC
2320 West Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Fencing professionals have experience that often saves homeowners from making costly mistakes. They can advise you on placement and recommended height, as well as achieving the look and feel you want with certain styles and colors of fencing. They are knowledgeable about gate placement, taking into account both safety and convenience. The pros can also recommend additional safety measures that homeowners may not be aware of, such as automatic door closers and safety latches for doors that open onto the pool area.
It’s important for homeowners to be educated about pool safety and what their options are when it comes to pool fences. Professionally installed swimming pool fencing is built to last. It’s worth a call to the pool fencing pros to learn more about what your options are for installing fencing that meets your backyard needs.
For a free estimate, call DCS Pool Barriers, LLC at 623.825.7700, and leave your swimming pool barriers to us!
Pool enclosures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and it is entirely possible for you to find one that matches the aesthetics your backyard already has. First, the fence does not need to be made out of plain gray steel. Using wrought iron fencing will open up a variety of options in terms of shape and coloring. Rather than plain metal, you can choose from blacks, beiges, rusts, and many other colors that blend and flow with yards in Arizona.
Also, the enclosure doesn’t need to be around the entire pool. The entire pool must be closed off, but there are more creative ways of accomplishing this than simple encircling it with a fence. Perhaps, it would be easier and more appealing to add a fence around the porch or the patio area, especially if the majority of your backyard is dedicated to the pool. Or, if you have a pool and an area of grass, running a fence between the two sections will also do the trick! Don’t think that a pool barrier to protect your children equates to setting up something like the Great Wall of China in your backyard. There are a multitude of options available to homeowners in terms of design and layout.
For a free estimate call DCS Pool Barriers at 623.825.7700.
Even in Arizona, winter conditions can be tough on your property. This year even included snow and hail! If you’re looking at a tired, rusted fence and are considering replacing it, we may be able to save you some money with our expert wrought iron fence and gate repair. At DCS Pool Barriers we are experts in wrought iron fence repair, and can evaluate the state of your pool fencing, gates, railings and even your wrought iron furniture. If you are dealing with rust, bent pickets, sagging gates, non-functioning latches or fading color, you may not need to replace your fencing or gates.
Here’s how it works: We first sand or grind any rusted areas, using a rust neutralizer where needed. We prime or spot prime with an epoxy rust inhibiting primer and then apply the highest quality paints designed specifically for metal. Our electrostatic applicator creates a uniform finish that blends and covers perfectly. As an alternative, we can also take down the existing fencing or gates and have them sandblasted and re-powder coated.
Gate repair is another area where we save homeowners money and ensure that your property is up to code in areas where specific gate hinges or latches are required. Our expert technicians can re-align and refinish your gates, as well as providing top-quality hardware replacement.
If you are considering replacing your fencing or gates this year, give us a call and we’ll come out and evaluate the situation. You may benefit from saving your existing fencing and gates with our expert repair. 623.825.7700
Being foster homes are incredibly important – they provide a safe space for a child while they are cared for. And that’s the key, safety. Foster homes are held to certain safety standards that can specific implications for pool owners in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas. All foster homes with pools must comply with the Department of Health Services Regulations found on their page: Pool Rules. All homes must abide by specific pool enclosure requirements as well as adhering to gate regulations. Also, all foster parents must be CPR certified if they own a pool.
Following these steps is more important than just jumping through hoops in order to please a government bureaucrat and get approved. Pool safety is everyone’s concern. Even if you’re not applying to become a foster parent, if you own a pool these are all safety issues that should be on your mind. But if you want another child to be entrusted to your care, their safety is of utmost importance. Getting a pool fence and gate are small prices to pay for the peace of mind and assurance that comes with knowing you have done what is needed to ensure that your home is a safe space for a young child.
For all your pool fences and gates and pool safety needs call DCS Pool Barriers at 623-825-7700.
Here are the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s seven steps that save lives around pools and spas:
Pool Safely Step 1: Constant supervision is an important step to ensure safety around pools and spas.
Pool Safely Step 2: Making sure pools and spas have secure fencing and gates to keep children safe is an important safety step.
Pool Safely Step 3: Keeping pools or spas covered is an important safety step.
Pool Safely Step 4: There are several types of alarms – door, pool and gate – that sound when something goes wrong around the pool. Adding alarms to your safe pool practices may save a life.
Pool Safely Step 5: Pool and spa safety drain covers are an important safety step and are required by law.
Pool Safely Step 6: Drownings and close calls are eight times more likely to happen to kids who can’t swim.
Pool Safely Step 7: Knowing CPR could save a life, and it’s an important safety step to have around the pool.
All CPSC educational videos are available on the Pool Safely video page. This spring, keep your family safe with improved pool safety measures at your home. Call us for recommendations today at 623.825.7700, or visit us at www.DCSPoolBarriers.com.
During the winter months, doors in Arizona are often performing two different roles. First, they keep some things out of the house, like animals and cold weather. But they also perform a second function – they keep some things safe inside. During the end of the year, more often than not, the backyard pool that is used so frequently during the summer is given a break. Even in the desert, it gets too cold to go swimming. Make sure that small children and pets are kept safe and inside during these winter months by knowing that your sliding glass door or hinged door stays closed.
Ensuring that hinged and sliding doors remain closed is part of Arizona’s pool code, and there is a lot more to it than simply locking the door behind you. However, if you’re a homeowner, a parent, or a pet owner (perhaps you’re all three), then there are barely enough hours in the day to get done the things already on your to do list, let alone read through the entirety of Arizona’s pool code. That’s where we come it. At DCS Pool Barriers, we’ve been providing the necessary materials to keep properties legal for a decade. With a variety of hinged door closing options as well as the patented Ultra Glide sliding glass door closer, DCS Pool Barriers has everything available to make sure that your doors are doing what they’re supposed to during the winter months.
For sliding glass door repair and safety call DCS Pool Barriers at 1.623.825.7700.
There are so many different ways that a home can be improved and updated. Most homeowners will go a typical route: new paint, a garden, and maybe even a new door. However, in Arizona, the pool can be overlooked. Making sure that your pool is up to code is an important part of home ownership that may get passed over, especially during these cooler months. Take the winter months as a great opportunity to get a pool up to code and ensure that it is safe for children or pets that spend time near it.
DCS Pool Barriers has made a commitment to safety and will make sure that your pool is up to code with their wrought iron fences and self-closing doors. Providing pool fences to both residential and commercial properties, DCS Pool Barriers manufactures their materials in Phoenix and uses the highest quality steel to make sure that you will be getting only the best final product. Safety is, after all, everyone’s responsibility. So don’t be like other homeowners and only settle for a new door or window. Make sure that your pool fence or other pool barriers are up to date and are as safe as they need to be.
Call DCS Pool Barriers for your home improvement needs – make that pool improvement needs – 623.825.7700.
Summer has come to an end, and our pools’ most active season is winding down. In Arizona it’s generally not necessary to winterize your pool, but it’s a great time to do some routine pool care and a follow up on your pool safety measures.
This is the time of year to test your pool water, making sure you are maintaining balanced water. You’ll want to check the pH and alkalinity, calcium and sanitizer level. Chlorine will be more effective in balanced water. Brush and vacuum your pool, making sure to remove all buildup and debris. You may need to shock your pool to prevent algae growth in the off season. Finally, backwash and clean the filter to eliminate any dirt that might be clogging the filter.
If your pool isn’t being used throughout the winter, you may choose to cover it, but you should be aware that pool covers can be a danger to children and pets. What looks like a solid, stable surface can in fact trap a child or pet under the cover or under water.
Ensure that your gate latches are functioning properly, that any pool nets or removable fencing are securely in place. If you find that your gates or fencing need service, just give us a call. This is also a good time to check your alarms and door closers, if you have them, to ensure that everything is working properly. You may want to consider adding another layer of pool safety at this time, because it is a well-known fact that it only takes a moment for an unsupervised child to find their way to a pool.
Enjoy your fall, and take a few moments to care for your pool and make sure your family stays safe throughout the winter.
Pool Safety Day is being celebrated throughout the U.S. this week – July 22 – July 29, 2012. This event was created to encourage all Americans to observe pool safety habits every day.
Organizations around the country are participating in a variety of ways. Pool facilities are hosting events that focus on water safety, such as swimming lessons, CPR training and water safety demonstrations. Cities and states have issued proclamations declaring one day during this time period the official Pool Safety Day. Other organizations are partnering with local fire departments and public safety agencies to arrange for residential pool safety checks throughout the community.
If you’d like to create posters or other pool safety materials, free materials are available by emailing email@example.com.
DCS Pool Barriers fully supports Pool Safety Day (and year-round pool safety) and is always available to advise residential and commercial pool owners on a wide variety of pool barriers – from door alarms and automatic door closers to top-grade stainless steel pool fencing. We offer a complete range of pool barriers and are happy to work with any pool owners to help ensure the safety of every pool.