Pool Safety – A Dynamic Activity
Pool safety is more than just a safe enclosure or a series of static procedures that are put into place to protect children. Pool safety is a dynamic activity, requiring ongoing attention and considerable vigilance.
Every Australian home with a pool must have a safety fence. Make absolutely certain that you keep ladders, tables, chairs and other items away from the fence. There is no sense or security in having an approved fencing enclosure if climbable objects like these are kept near (or can be moved to) the pool enclosure. Children are notorious climbers who see the challenge and not the danger.
Practice pool safety. For more, really valuable information on the subject of pool safety and children, see the Raising Children Network site.