Make sure that your pool is inaccessible at all times

A child only needs a few seconds to slip away to the backyard and access the pool without anyone knowing. If a pool is inaccessible, there is no risk a child will accidentally fall into it during your absence.
  • Adequately fence in your pool
  • Install spring hinges and a latch on all fence gates
  • For above-ground or semi in-ground pools choose a ladder with a self-closing gate or barrier
  • Keep away from the pool any object that a person could climb to access the pool
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