i'm not talking about a kiddie or inflatable pool lol. SO and I were introduced to a home for sale and after we look at it and speak to a lawyer , the bank and the owner we might buy it. it has a big pool and jacuzzi in the backyard. Our son is 26 months old and with all the summer reminders to "watch your child or else he/she will drown" out there, I have a helicopter mom-view on the property now. But having a pool and jacuzzi would ROCK! I know there are thousands of homes with pools owned by families w/ younger children. I just fear the what-ifs. What if my son were to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night w/out our supervision and go in the pool...next thing you know.....? How did you go about child-proofing the area?Answer Question
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We had a pool installed when my kids were young. We discussed in ground and above ground, and chose above ground for safety reasons.
Answer by beeky at 12:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
We installed the "Life Saver Pool Fence" last year around our entire Pool. Go to Poolfence.com. That is who we used. The quality is great and we did a lot of research. I would recommend adding on the optional "Gate". Most of the companies that we had give us estimates told us that we did not need the gate. The fence is installed by drilling holes in the patio, placing anchors in and the fence poles slip into the anchors. It is removable but very secure. But you don't want to have to remove the fence pieces every time you want to go in the pool. The gate has an auto shut, Lock and is child proof. They come once a year for free to check on the fence too. We also have the Pool Turtle Bracelet for my Son. If we are outside or have company over, it's a bracelet that he cannot remove and if it is submerged in water, a wireless alarm goes off. We also have a locked gate on our deck before he can get to the pool fence. Cont:
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