Summer is finally here and it's time to dive into our pools. But did you know a third of pool owners have never checked the safety of their gate and fence?
December is 'Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month' and a timely reminder to do the right thing and get prepared for peak swimming season.
Water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence said pool owners need to be methodical and consistent about checking pool gate latches and hinges regularly.
"I find it horrifying that despite 81% of pool owners knowing a faulty, unlatched or propped-open gate was the most common reason a child gained access to a pool area unsupervised, one in five parents still have no idea what to check to ensure their gate and fence are secure."
D&D Technologies have up some great tips so that everyone has a safe summer.
Pool gates checklist
Check your pool fences and surrounds
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