Thursday, March 4, 2010
Drowning can occur in as little as three seconds and is a leading cause of accidental death in children under five years of age. Additionally, each year there are thousands of young victims of near drowning who require emergency room treatment, many of whom suffer permanent brain damage. A majority of children who are involved in these tragic accidents have been missing from sight for less than five minutes and were last seen in the home. While there is no substitute for adult supervision, a pool fence or pool safety net provides a necessary, additional, layer of protection between your child and your pool and helps guard against disaster.