If you have a swimming pool and small children living in your home, a pool safety fence is a must-have. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that approximately one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. As parents, pool safety should be a top priority. Best Defense Pool Enclosures only offers the strongest child pool safety fence in the industry, the Life Saver Pool Fence.
The state of Delaware is home to 967,171 residents. While the state has specific pool fence requirements for public pools, there are no statewide laws for private pool fencing. Despite the lack of state laws pertaining to pool fencing individual municipalities may have their own set of laws, so it is important to ensure you are following your city’s laws with your residential pool.
Generally, these individual city laws require that homeowners who own a swimming pool are required to install a barrier that is at least 48 inches high and must not have any openings larger enough for the passage of a 4-inch sphere to pass through.
The pool fence must also be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching gate that opens outward away from the pool. The pool gate must remain locked when the pool is not in use.
In addition to a lack of a pool safety barrier, there are many risk factors for drowning when it comes to a residential pool, some of these risk factors are:
- A lack of or insufficient supervision – Children must always be closely supervised when near water to ensure their safety. Supervision will always be one of the most important layers of protection you can implement in your home.
- A lack of pool or door alarms. These alarms can alert you if your child exits the home unsupervised or if there is a disturbance in the water.
- Mental impairment due to drugs or alcohol – Both of these can affect a person’s ability to recognize and respond appropriately in the event of a dangerous situation.
- Age – both young children and the elderly have a higher risk of falling into a pool and drowning should they fall in.
- Health issues – Drowning is the most common cause of unintentional injury death for those with seizure disorders. Additionally, older children or adults with autism, down syndrome or similar issues, are also at a higher risk for drowning.
- Lack of water safety skills – Learning how to swim is an important step toward avoiding a water injury, as well as knowing life-saving water safety survival skills.
Why Install A Life Saver Pool Fence?
A Life Saver Pool Fence is not only the strongest removable mesh pool fencing available on the market – it is also backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
Our swimming pool fence is durable enough to withstand cold Delaware winters. We offer the strongest poles and is nearly indestructible. The fence is also made with transparent mesh that will not block your view of the area which will give you peace of mind when your children are playing around the pool. Our mesh pool fences can easily be removed in minutes, convenient if you are throwing a party when no small children are around. It can be rolled up for long-term, compact storage.
Professional Pool Fence Installations in Delaware
Our professional installation process means that you will have factory-trained professionals working on your installation, from beginning to end. Every year, we participate in our parent company’s annual safety seminar to help us improve and learn new installation techniques as well as become familiar with product upgrades.
When you call us to get your free pool fence estimate, we will schedule a visit to your home and measure your pool to determine how the fence should run in order to prevent your children or pets from accessing the pool.
In the event you are unable to have us physically come to your home to do your pool fence estimate, we are often able to complete it using Google Earth. In many cases, homeowners who have purchased a new home in the State of Delaware want to secure a fence prior to moving in, and we are happy to help you do so!
Our pool fences come in a variety of styles and colors that can be mixed and matched to meet your tastes, convenience, and budget – however, we only sell one grade fence, which is the safest around.
We understand the importance of having your new fence installed as soon as possible, which is why we do everything possible to schedule your appointment quickly. We will discuss with you the final layout and once approved; we will immediately start the installation process. The pool fence installation typically only takes a few hours.
Best Defense Pool Enclosures service all of Delaware including Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Counties. Contact us today to get your FREE pool fence estimate. Call 215-214-2199 or fill out our free estimate form here.
Customer Reviews from Local Delaware Customers
“LIFE SAVER!! I had to get a fence installed fast in an unusual space in order to meet a township C of O certification. Vince explained the details to me, was able to respond very quickly and come out and do the install professionally and at a fair price. Inspector came out the same evening and the house passed. Vince is a man of his word! I highly recommend his company.” – Larry C
“I had a mesh pool cover installed and was very satisfied with both the product and service. Arrived on time, speedy installation, and a quality product. Vince also took the time to explain the proper steps to maintain, remove, and install the cover myself if needed. I highly recommend Best Defense Pool especially for pool covers.” – Jorge C
Pool Safety Resources for Delaware Residents
- Delaware Pool Fence Requirements
- New Castle County Pool Fence Requirements
- Kent County Pool Fence Requirements
- Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention (Pool Safety)
Delaware is home to notable landmarks such as First State National Historical Park, the New Castle Court House, Beaver Valley, the Ryves Holt House, Rehoboth Beach, Dover International Speedway, Dover Downs, Wesley College, and Delaware College of Art and Design.
In addition to the above, Delaware has several museums, wildlife refuges, parks, houses, lighthouses, and other historic places and is home to several festivals, fairs, and events. If you live in Delaware and you have a pool at home, protect your children by installing a pool safety fence today. Call (215) 214-2199 to get your free estimate.