A Little History on Pool Safety from DCS Pool Barriers

Pools have been around for centuries. The oldest known existing pool dates back to the 3rd millennium B.C., and is known as the Great Bath. Built by the Indus Valley Civilization in the Mohenjo-daro city-settlement (now located in modern Pakistan), the pool is believed to have been a religious site for cleansing and healing. The ancient Greeks and Romans also implemented extensive use of baths and pools for exercise, military training and personal use; perhaps the best known ancient pool site is the Roman Baths in Bath, England. This public bathing area was once in a vaulted hall of about 130 feet, and adjacent rooms contained cold plunge pools and hypocaust heating systems that served to warm the saunas.

But it wasn’t until the 1960s that pool safety products started to come into official use. Back in the 1960’s a grandfather invented the removable mesh pool fence because he wanted to ensure the safety of his grandchildren when they came to visit. Since then, many other inventors and companies have worked to create quality pool fences and pool safety nets to meet the needs of people concerned about water safety.

DCS Pool Barriers is one such company. Since 2003, DCS has been serving Phoenix and its surrounding cities by providing our own quality selection of pool fences and pool safety nets, as well as latches, doors, and alarms. We continue to be leading manufacturers in the state of Arizona for pool barriers, and we persistently strive to provide you, our customers, with pool fencing and pool safety nets that meet (and hopefully exceed) your expectations. Feel free to look at our products listed on the website. If you are not sure what type of pool barrier you need, feel free to give us a call or drop us an email. We want to ensure you pick a product that works for you and one that will keep its quality, whether that be a pool fence, a pool safety net, or another preventative device. After all, it is quite possible that several hundred years down the road, researchers may look at pool fences and nets and add them to the same historical timeline that holds the Great Bath and the Roman Baths.