The importance of pool safety for you and your family is imperative but you have you thought about the potential danger if a child from a neighbouring property entered your yard?
Jess our local MP for Mount Ommaney gave me an example recently I wanted to share.
“When I was still in high school, I was looking after my sister at my parents place which had a swimming pool. While we were out the back of the property, I noticed that another child was around the side of our property. I walked over to check and it was a young boy from a neighbouring property, and he was trying to get into the pool to reach a inflatable toy. Thank goodness our pool had a fence.”
“I didn’t recognise him so I picked him up and took him to our front yard to wait for his mum, who came rushing down the street a minute later, she had turned her back while hanging washing in the backyard and off he went. I was so very grateful my parents fully fenced their pool, because it meant this little toddler was safe, dry and unharmed, not found floating face-down in our family pool.”
Because Jess’s family had a fully fenced pool, a closed gate and her keen eye, this potentially saved the wandering child’s life. It only takes a few moments for a child to drown so it is very important to supervise, NEVER prop your gate, ensure your gate shuts by itself at all times and have a safe barrier. It may not be your kids you have to keep safe too!
Contact us now and we can check your pool fence and gates.