Phoenix, Arizona – March, 2012 Phoenix based company, DSC Pool Barriers, is gearing up for National Water Safety Month, sponsored by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), World Waterpark Association (WWA), and the American Red Cross. May 2012 has been designated as the month to bring awareness to water safety through education. The national campaign will include educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and business promotions and the distribution of water-safety-themed materials.
APSP and the International Swimming Hall of Fame offer the following pool safety tips for homeowners, starting with making supervision a top priority. Children should never be left unsupervised in or near the pool, and should be watched carefully by adults at all times. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone or run to get the sunscreen.
DCS Pool Barriers offers a full selection of products for pool safety. Doors that open to the pool area can be equipped with DCS’s patented Ultra Glide sliding glass door closer, which ensures that a sliding door will never be left open, allowing children unsupervised access to the pool. Sliding doors can also be fitted with safety latches that can be easily installed above child-level so kids cannot open the doors without adult assistance.
Permanent, galvanized steel pool fencing is a popular choice for pool safety in Arizona. High quality pool fencing can be customized so that it is not only durable and meets local pool barrier code, but will blend with the style of the home and property. This type of pool safety barrier is built to last, and can enhance property values. Gates on your pool fencing should close and latch automatically, and should never be left propped open. Patio furniture or other large objects should be far enough away from the fencing so that children cannot climb over the fence and gain access to the pool area.
Removable mesh fencing is an option for those homeowners looking for a temporary pool barrier, although it may not meet local pool barrier code. Mesh fencing’s transparent look allows a clear view of the pool area at all times. When not needed, the fencing can be rolled up and stored out of sight.
Within pool fencing, DCS also recommends use of a pool safety net. These nets are held securely in place over the surface of the pool with pulleys and clips, and are easily removed when it’s time to swim. This is a secure barrier in preventing infants and toddlers from getting into the water when used properly. Obviously, to be effective it does require that the homeowner always replace the net after swimming.
This year, follow these pool safety tips to make this your safest summer ever. For more information on pool safety products and fencing, visit www.dcspoolbarriers.com.
DCS Pool Barriers is a manufacturer and installer of a complete range of swimming pool barrier products, provides homeowners and commercial properties with pool fencing, gates and door safety mechanisms to help safeguard pools year-round.