Pool Protection Services in Chicagoland Area
Swimming Pool Safety Facts
Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths in children 14 years and under. A temporary lapse in supervision is a common factor in most drownings and near-drownings. Child drownings can happen in a matter of seconds – in the same time it takes to answer the phone. There is often no splashing to warn of trouble. Children can drown in small quantities of water and are at risk in their own homes from wading pools, bathtubs, and toilets, as well as swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
*A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a car to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under.
*Each year, more than 2,000 preschooler near-drownings occur in residential pools.
*Of preschooler pool drownings, 65% occur in the child’s home pool; 35% at relatives or friends pools.
*Of all preschoolers who drown, 70% are in the care of one or both parents at the time of drowning.
*Of all preschoolers who drown, 75% are missing from sight for 5 minutes or less.
While there is no substitute for adult supervision, safeguards and barriers around pools and hot tubs provide additional protection for children. Estimates predict that the widespread use of pool fencing would prevent 50 to 90% of pediatric pool drownings and near-drownings.
Swimming Pool Protection
Safety Matters! Childproofing Services is proud to be a dealer for All-Safe Pool Safety Barriers. We will install swimming pool fences, netting and covers to help protect your children from having a tragic pool mishap. Our pool fences will also help protect your family pet from falling into your pool!
Please visit www.allsafepool.com for pictures and information on products that are available, then give us a call! We will do a FREE on-site estimate for swimming pool fences, netting and covers, and can install your protection within a few weeks. Don’t go another summer without making sure that your pool area is safe and secure!