How many kids’ life it will take?
Imagine moving into your dream home with your spouse and two children. Your dream home happens to include a nice, sparkling pool in the backyard and your entire family could not be happier. You look forward to cooling off, having swimming parties, and entertaining guests by the pool. One day you are busy cleaning the house while your small children nap. You go to wake your toddler and he is not there. You look everywhere until you notice that he has somehow unlocked the back door and opened it. Once outside you see your child in the pool and it’s to late to save him. After losing your child you realize that all it would have taken to save your own child’s life is a pool fence, swimming lessons, and better safety measures. Your child’s death could have been avoided.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.” Nonfatal Submersion injuries include severe brain damage that will require full medical attention for the rest of your childs life. The CDC also states, “Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except congenital anomalies (birth defects).” The World Health Organization says, “every day more than 2,000 children die from an injury that could have been prevented.”
If you own a pool, get a Guardian Pool Fence. Make sure the fence is always locked, sturdy and not easy to climb. This simple step could save lives. If you have a pool educate your children. Teach them how to swim. Teach your child to wear a life jacket and never swim without an adult. These simple steps could save a small person’s life and give them the chance to live a life full of happiness and laughter. Investing in a pool fence is investing in a child’s life.