While we are all frequently reminded to watch kids around water – and is the first line of defense for pool safety, pool barriers are often the last line of defense when it comes to keeping our kids safe.
Different cities have slightly different requirements. Note that even if you don’t have young children living at the house, pool barriers may still be required. Grandchildren and neighborhood kids pose a risk as well.
PreventDrownings.org has a comprehensive map and links to various requirements for pool barriers in Arizona. Please take a moment to review your area and ensure that your pool meets city requirements for pool safety. This is particularly important if you are building a new home, or a new pool.
The old saying “better safe than sorry” is very fitting here. Adequate pool barriers can be the difference between life and death. Please do your part to keep our kids safe around water.