Another Line Of Defense For Your Pool
The kids are splashing and playing in the pool and the adults are busy seeing to it that everyone is safe. We notice this time of year that many folks have “flown the coop” for vacations and such.
We had a situation where a nearby home with a pool was vacated for a time. The pool is screened in and one of the kids wandered away to do some “kid research”. Curious about all that was out of his “regular world”, he proceeded to find a way right through the screening. Now, mind you, a properly built screen room meets the building code when it comes to the state requirements. That didn’t help this young man.
The little guy went missing for only a moment when the adults began a frantic search for him. They called for him. They ran around the backyard and into neighboring yards to find their “little lost lamb”. Well, they found him and they weren’t very happy when they saw where this little guy ended up.
He was in this screened in pool area pushing a chair up to the FENCE that SURROUNDS the pool at this part time residence. I said “SURROUNDS” the pool because many times customers don’t surround the pool with fencing. Sometimes it’s just not feasible to fence the entire the pool. In this instance, it was really not very feasible, but everyone involved is very glad this homeowner took the best way out.
The little boy was red faced as he got caught exploring this new world. He got a little scolding for going out of bounds. And he got a great big hug from his parents because he was safe and not as they might have imagined him in the two minutes that seemed like an eternity to them. He’s healthy, he’s safe and an accident was prevented by this silly little thing called a pool fence. This fence was installed before the state required it to be so. This homeowner doesn’t yet know about the lifesaving effects of their decision, but they soon will. And every time they see their little neighbor smile, when he goes off to school, gets married and has a family of his own, these folks will remember that one smart decision helped change an awful lot of lives that day.
And thanks to all of you Pool Guard distributors, for doing what you guys do. You DO make a difference.