Outdoor Pool Gate Ideas to Keep Children and Pets Safe
The most important part of a pool fence is the access gate. When it comes to our children and pets we don’t want to take any chances of them getting into the pool area unsupervised. That’s why a self-closing, self-latching pool gate is crucial.
According to the CDC, over 3,000 people drown in non-boating related accidents yearly, about 1 in 5 of those accidents are children under the age of 14. Sadly, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children younger than age 4. Although we must always try our best to monitor our children, the second best way to prevent accidental drowning is by surrounding the pool with a four-sided fence. When paired with a childproof pool gate, this is the best solution to prevent serious accidents around your swimming pool.
Many people believe that all dogs are good swimmers but this is not always the case. Moreover, if you have a dog that is a good swimmer it does not always mean they will know how to get out of the pool once swimming to the edge. According to specialists at Murdoch University around 200 dogs drown in swimming pools yearly. Apart from safety concerns, most people are also not fond of their dogs dirtying up the pool or trekking water into the house!
Pool Gate Options
Aquaview glass pool gates are reliable and engineered to keep children safe. We have four different pool gate options available: Frameless Gate, Post Gate, Commercial Gate, and Double Gate. Each gate is self-closing, self-latching, and can be locked with a key.
Our frameless pool gate is the most popular option for residential properties. It features soft-close hinges to prevent slamming, and a side-pull lockable safety latch. The latch is placed on the pool side of the gate, so you must reach over the fence to open it. With the fence at 4ft or 5ft tall, this adds an additional layer of security as it is impossible for a young child to open.
The gap between the bottom of the glass gate and the ground is only two inches, so that little ones or pets cannot crawl underneath. The glass fence panels are also climb-resistant, made of thick and durable safety glass.
Let us provide you and your loved ones with the safest pool gate design available. Call us today to get a free quote on a custom pool gate solution: (877) 229-7034