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School is out and summer has begun. Time to relax on a chaise lounge, grab a cold drink and take a swim in the backyard pool.

Proper maintenance and safety practices are essential for summertime fun and injury prevention. The most important safety feature, without question, is the installation of a fence around the pool. Fences should be high enough to keep young children from entering the pool area without assistance from an adult. A fence at least five feet high with a latch near the top has been the standard safety in the past 30 years for keeping children safe from accidental drownings in a family pool.

It is best to check with your state or county’s safety and building codes to see what is expected of homeowners who have private swimming pools. It is likely that there is a code in place to protect small children from entering pool areas and the responsibilities of home owners and parents. Guardian Pool Fences are building code approved in many municipalities.

Pool alarms which float in pools (only as a second line of safety) can be utilized and are helpful in alerting pool owners when an object has fallen into the pool that is over 10 or 15 pounds. This is enough weight to recognize a small dog or young child’s weight, but high enough that it will neglect small birds landing on the pool and pool toys blown in by wind. But this is after the fact. You want prevention. The best for prevention is installing a pool fence. We own 5 U.S. patents for our innovations in our Pool Fence design.

Home doors that have access to a pool should have alarms as well to notify homeowners and parents if a pool accessible door has been opened. In addition to fences, this is a smart and sensible addition to a home’s overall safety aspects.

This is important not only if you have small children but if you have friends or neighbors with small children as well. Homeowners are liable if a child that is not their own wanders into the yard and gains access to their swimming pool. This is not something anyone would envision, but the scenario has played out more times than law enforcement and homeowners would care to admit.

Fencing the pool is a priority when you have a pool. The area must be protected for the safety of not only small children but family pets. Many people have experienced the heartbreaking reality of finding a beloved dog drowned in the pool. Dogs are naturally curious and very attracted to brightly colored balls and inflatables wallowing in the water. Many dogs breeds are great swimmers, but just as many will panic when they find themselves suddenly in 3 or 4 feet of water. It’s often just deep enough that they cannot feel the bottom. Puppies, like children, will find the pool attractive on many levels, but unaware of course, of the dangers. A fence around the pool will bring peace of mind.

Fencing a backyard swimming pool is the single most important safety feature of pool ownership. There is no excuse to not have a pool fenced off and it’s probably a law in many parts of the country.

If you want the best quality pool fencing you must contact Guardian Pool Fence Systems!

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Owning a swimming pool is at the center of summer backyard fun. Sadly, many children, and even pets, fall victim to drowning every summer. Oftentimes, the children are thought to be napping or being supervised by another adult or older sibling.

Water safety and drowning prevention aids have generated an entire new generation of products.

While fences are the best prevention of accidental drownings, there are no safety methods that are 100% foolproof. Fences have taken on new safety adjustments. In addition to increased height and latches that are high enough for toddlers not to reach, other measures have helped. Self-closing gates and latches prevent kids leaving pool area fence access accidentally open.

Other pool safety measures are encouraged by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition to fences, other products add layers of safety. If one safety measure has not kept a toddler or young child safe, other measures can be added additionally to ramp it up.

One added measure is a rigid pool cover. This kind of cover is like a metal garage door that can be pulled over a pool. Unlike a soft pool cover, these covers provide no give for a child who may wander on top of it. This can be very costly.

Another useful safety measure to prevent accidental drownings is a water alarm. A weighed alarm sits on the surface of the water and will emit a loud noise if an object, such as a small child or pet over a certain weight, breaks the waters’ surface. Other alarms will notify the pool owner of underwater motion rather than surface water motion breaks. These alarms are thought to give less false alarms as they require motion under the water in order for them to sound. Either one will immediately notify an adult in the area of a potential serious safety breach. However, this is AFTER THE FACT. You need prevention.

Another “after the fact” product is a wristband that can be put on the child and will emit a sound when it either gets wet or is underwater for longer than a few seconds. There are several models available that parents can choose that would best fit their needs. Swimming lessons are great at an early age but will not prevent drowning.

Alarms that sound when a home’s door with pool access is opened are a great investment. This can be invaluable if a child wakes from a nap and decides to wander outside before the caregiver realizes they’ve awakened.

There is no product that can make up for human supervision. While all of these products can help protect a child from an accidental drowning, parents should never depend on them solely. There is nothing like the eyes of an adult, or several of them, to see that children in and around pools are safe. Flailing and splashing can mean a child is struggling to stay afloat. However, drowning in most cases is silent. Most children do not cry out when in danger, so watchful eyes should always be on kids in pools. They should never be left unsupervised, even for a few seconds.

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Many people love the idea of having a swimming pool in their backyard. They will be able to go outside and enjoy a good swim. There are some things that you should consider before installing a pool at your residence. There are 11 things that you should know before building a swimming pool.

Home Insurance
Check with the home insurance company to see how much the policy rate will increase when you install a pool. While a pool is fun it is often a safety risk. There will also be requirements for this coverage. You might need to install a fence with a lock as well to keep children from wander into the pool depending on the area you live in.

Pool are Work
It takes a lot of work in order to keep a pool clean. One day of rain can through off the pH levels. You ahve to be prepared to put a lot of work in to keep the water sparkling.

Ongoing Expense
Owning a pool is expensive. You will have to pay for the cost of water to fill the pool. You will also need to pay for the upkeep, fixing anything that breaks, and for winterization. You should make sure you are able to afford the pool and everything that comes along with it.

Be sure there is enough space in the yard for a pool. Adding a pool will make less room for other outdoor activities. A family has to be willing to give up for other outdoor fun for their pool.

You are going to have to invest time to keep the pool clean. You are going to need to invest in a quality filter. While the pool may be costing you a nice amount of money you cannot get cheap when it comes to the filter. A good filter will keep the pool clean.

You do not want to swim in a cold pool. They may need to purchase a water heater to make the water comfortable for swimming. A solar cover may also be needed to help heat up the pool.

You should check with their town to make sure they have enough room for a pool. You need to check the local zoning regulations. If you don’t do this the town may be able to force them to take down your new pool.

Accident happen. You need to have an action plan in case a child or even a pet get into the pool and cannot swim. You may want to get your children swimming lessons before the pool is erected.

You should determine how deep they want their pool. Many pools are three or four feet deep. Some can be deeper. Consider the age of their children and their swimming ability when selecting a pool.

Some above ground pools can be installed by the homeowner while some may require a professional contractor. A contractor is going to charge a decent amount of money. This is something that must be considered.

Check and see if the pool comes with a warranty. If the liner rips you are going to want to make sure this and other things like the filter is going to be covered.

These are just some of things that a homeowner has to take into consideration before installing a pool. While a pool can provide a lot of fun they are a safety concern as well as an additional expense.

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Sure, having a pool is a wonderful thing on many levels. It’s fabulous for summer fun, entertaining, and fitness, and the kids can’t get enough of it. For some, a backyard pool presents an opportunity for stunning landscape design, accomplished by either using the pool as a focal feature or making the pool itself a work of art. Different shaped swimming pools provide visual interest, and the addition of plants, trees and stones can create a backyard oasis that is as unique as it is beautiful. Create little nooks of privacy by the creative placement of plants, bushes, and shrubs, or install natural stone walkways to add texture and contrast.

Use lighting to add a touch of sophistication, highlighting the beauty of the water as it casts reflections around your entire outdoor space. Outdoor speakers are a great way to enhance your poolside experience as well, and many come in camouflaged designs, some having the appearance of rocks, and some small enough to tuck away, hidden within your landscaping.

Some plants that are recommended to use in pool landscaping are shrubs, ornamental grasses such as pampas grass or fountain grass, which can grow to over five feet tall. Choose flowers that will bloom over an extended period, like dahlias or hibiscus. Some of these flowers may not survive in a cold climate year round, but if that is the case, it could be as easy as putting them into planters and bringing them inside when it gets cold. Evergreens and groundcover also offer good options for poolside landscaping. Plants to avoid would be vines or plants that attract insects or bees, thorny plants like roses or bougainvillea, and deciduous trees that will lose their leaves in the fall, creating a lot of extra work as well as clogging up filters and messing up your pool.

Another way to set your pool design apart is to consider a darker color for the pool walls, perhaps something that will complement or blend with your landscape design. A darker color pool bottom provides great contrast and may also help with heat retention. Installing underwater lighting in your pool not only looks dramatic, but also it allows you to enjoy your pool no matter what time of the day or night it is. One caveat to underwater pool lighting is that it is recommended to install during the build, as integrated lighting can’t be installed after the fact.

Above all, be creative, and imagine your dream pool: there are so many easy and sometimes inexpensive ways to transform a backyard pool. Even if you are working with a design that you had no initial control over, you can easily turn your pool into an architectural feature with plenty of ‘wow’ factor.

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Being in a boat out on the water is probably one of the most relaxing and serene experiences that you will ever have the opportunity of enjoying. It can also be an exhilarating time, depending on the body of water and the type of boat in question. With that being said, it is absolutely imperative that you adopt certain water safety guidelines, especially when it comes to keeping kids safe while boating. Otherwise, what should be a happy and joyous time can easily turn into something that is tragic. Typically, you can reduce the chances that something might go wrong by knowing your limitations, having the proper equipment on board and letting someone know where you are. The same rules apply to boating with kids.

Know Your Limitations
Unfortunately, boaters sometimes put themselves at risk by refusing to acknowledge their limitations. This might cause them to take a boat out on the open water that was not designed for such things or to go boating in perilous weather when they are relatively inexperienced. There is nothing worse than causing a fun time to turn into a tragedy, with the exception of involving someone else right alongside you. If you are bringing kids on to the boat, you have an obligation to them to make sure that everything you are doing is safe. By the same token, you can simultaneously teach them how to enjoy the water safely without putting themselves at an unnecessary risk, largely through leading by example.

Have the Right Equipment
You also need to make sure that you have the right equipment on board. Remember, a life jacket made for an adult is not going to fit a child in most cases, so you need to have separate life jackets available for every child on board. Furthermore, make sure that you familiarize them with all of the crucial equipment on board so that if something does go wrong and you are incapacitated, they know exactly what to do in order to get help. This means ensuring that the boat is outfitted with the right equipment and that everyone on board, including children, knows how to use it.

Tell Someone
It is always imperative that you let someone else know where you are going and what time you plan on returning. It is even more important if you have children on board. This is another opportunity where you can help them learn how to be safe themselves by teaching them to let their parents know critical information as opposed to simply relying on the adults to do it for them.

In closing, it is possible to spend the day on the water with kids without putting anyone in danger. There is always an inherent amount of risk involved in boating, but it can be made much safer by simply handling the situation in the right way. This is something that is of paramount importance no matter what you are doing, but it takes on a whole new level of importance whenever children are involved.

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The Olympic Games have been around for many centuries. But it was not until the Olympic Games were held in Athens Greece in 1896 that competitive swimming was first introduced. The focus of competitive swimming is to swim a set distance, using a specific stroke, in the shortest time possible. During the 1896 games, all of the swimming events were held in the Bay of Zea. There were three swimming events that were open to every team, which include the 100m freestyle, 500m freestyle, and 1200m freestyle. There was a fourth special event that was only opened to Greek sailors which were called the sailors 100m freestyle. All of the participating countries swim teams were comprised of men.

But over the years, a lot has changed about the Olympic Games. There are now 17 swimming events, that both men and women are able to participate in. These include individual events, which are made up of four different swim strokes. The strokes that are included are freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Team relay events are also included in the most recent Olympic games. Two of the three relays are done using the freestyle stroke, while the third relay is a combination of the four swimming strokes.

There are many top medalists that have made quite a splash during the Olympic games over the years.

For the USA Men’s team, this includes:

Michael Phelps
Being one of the most decorated Olympians, Michael Phelps has come out of retirement to participate in the 2016 Rio games. With 22 medals already under his belt, he is looking to add more to his collection by competing in the 200m medley, 100m, and 200m butterfly events.

Mark Spitz
First seen at the 1968 Mexico City Games, Mark did not perform as well as expected. But during the 1972 Munich Games, he was determined to do better this time around, and he did. Mark set new world records for every swimming event, which lead him to win 7 gold medals.

Matthew Biondi
Matthew first competed in 1984 Olympic Games, but it was until 1988, four years later that he really shined at the games. That year he took home 7 gold medals, something that had not been done since Mark Spitz, in 1972.

For the USA Women’s team, this includes:

Jenny Thompson
Between the years of 1992 to 2004, Jenny has won more medals than any other female swimmer. With 12 Olympic medals under her belt, Jenny retired and went back to school to become an anesthesiologist.

Dara Torres
Making her debut in the 1988 Olympic Games, where she medaled in two events. Then over the next couple Olympic games she took home a total of 12 medals. Durin the Beijing games, she became the oldest Olympic swimmer in history.

Natalie Coughlin
She was first seen at the 2004 Athens games, where she broke the world record for the 4x200m freestyle relay. Then at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Natalie became the first U.S. female athlete to win six medals in one Olympiad. With 12 medals under her belt, she is one of the three females to hold that many Olympic medals.

After eight days of competition in Omaha, the U.S. Swimming team is getting ready to head out to Rio 2016. The team is made up Olympic veterans, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. As well as 30 first time-Olympians, including Katie Ledecky. With so much swimming talent heading to Rio, the U.S. is expected to bring home several medals in many of the swimming events.

We cannot wait to watch the swim competition this year, we are ready for Rio 2016.

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Pool Fence Styles


When it comes to outdoor, summer activities, nothing is more universal than a swimming pool. With a pool in the backyard, you have instant access to a great time for you and your loved ones. Pools are also great for your body, as swimming is among the top forms of exercise. In all, a beautiful pool is a great complement to a lovely home. Yet, homeowners may wonder what type of fence they should install around their pool. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine. Homeowners have access to glass, chain link, mesh, and aluminum pool fences. What follows is a breakdown of these materials for pool fencing.

Glass Pool FenceGlass Pool Fences
They have a variety of positive and negative features. Positives include being able to see through the fence, the fact that glass can mesh well with any color scheme, the durability and ability to withstand natural corrosion and other damage, and they can prevent big accidents. Negative aspects of a glass fence include a higher price tag than most fencing options, difficult maintenance procedure and cleanup, a lack of privacy, and potential for an animal or child to walk right into the glass.

Chain Link Pool FenceChain Link Pool Fences
Chain link fences are the most common. In most locations, homeowners are required to set up a fence around their pool to close it off. Chain link fences are used in order to follow the regulations while spending less than other fence options. Although people can climb a chain link fence with ease, the proper lattice will prevent intruders. They are also fairly transparent, although not as much as the glass options.

Aluminum Pool FenceIron or Aluminum Pool Fences
Iron or aluminum fences are usually found around hotel pools or those in more pricey homes. This material will allow you to fulfill all of the safety regulations while ensuring unwanted guests are kept outside. These fences are extremely durable and hard to climb. The material will work well against water and other natural chemicals that can damage it. They are expensive, but can be worth it if you have a pool for invited guests only.

mesh pool fenceMesh Pool Fences
Last up are the mesh pool fences. These offer the best overall deal for homeowners and can be used in a variety of pool environments. They offer complete safety for children, pets, and elderly. They won’t rot or corrode in the rain. And they’re fairly cheap and easy to install. In all, for a fence that gives your pool the complete coverage it deserves, mesh is the top choice.

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Fencing Of Swimming Pools

When it comes to homeowners making their living places and its surroundings more beautiful and secure, there is no scenery more captivating than installing an attractive pool fence around the swimming pool areas. Even though the looks of the fence that’s selected can enhance the home dramatically, it is not the only purpose for making this kind of decision. Therefore, for homeowners who are considering adding a fence around the swimming pool, here’s some important information that they should know in advance.

Creates a Safety Barrier
When a homeowner elects to install a fence around their swimming pool, they may find that this is an excellent decision. Because homeowners who have children in the home or neighbors that have children nearby, these fences can help with preventing anyone from falling or jumping into the pool without the proper supervision. This is because these fences are often designed to keep children who are not old enough from entering into this area alone. Which means, this type of fence can help to save lives if they are installed correctly.

Fencing Of Swimming Pools

Updates the Look
Another great reason for any homeowner to choose a fence for the swimming pool area is because of its overall look and design. For instance, if the homeowner wants to update the looks on the outside of the home, they may choose the latest modern look that’s available in the industry. So, it is important for homeowners to look around in order to find the best type that will complement the outside of their home.

Even though a swimming pool fence can update the look of any home, it is not the primary reason for installing them. One of the top reasons focuses on safety since it helps to prevent small children from getting into the swimming pool without the proper supervision.

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Portable Pool Fencing – Our No-Holes Pool Fence


The ‘No Holes’ pool fencing is the first of its kind in the world. Ingeniously crafted and engineered after years of in-depth research, Guardian Pool Fence Systems has introduced this fence that will be a solution to most pool fencing problems, if not all. It is especially highly recommended for those people who have children visiting occasionally, are renting a property or do not want to have holes drilled in their deck.

This fence provides a sturdy base for the poles to stand from. The bases in turn, when connected and filled to the brim with water become extremely difficult to even move, thus securing the fence in place. To remove and store the fence, one has to only empty the base.

Benefits of the No Holes Pool Fence
It still provides the same great and high quality standards expected from the Guardian Pool Fences.

Safety measures have been put in place for the fence since their main goal is to eliminate all accidental pool-related deaths. This means that access to the pool from outside is limited.



Pros of the No Holes Pool Fence
The system is quite easy for the user to install and set up and only requires a demonstration from the dealer delivering it.
It is affordable to most pool owners compared to pool covers, especially the automated ones.
It provides protection especially to young children and prevents them from accessing the pool without any adult supervision. This in turn goes a long way in preventing accidents like drowning from ever happening.
It helps to dissuade unauthorized persons from entering one’s pool area and thus protecting the pool owner.
The system requires no drilling holes in the ground for installation thus leaving one’s deck still secure and stable.
Cons of the No Holes Pool Fence
The setting up and pulling down of the fence may require some substantial amount of time therefore making the process time-consuming and cumbersome.
It requires storage space when it is not in use
The fence obstructs the pool view.
Regardless of its drawbacks, the No Holes Pool Fence is an incredible system and a must-have for any pool owner.

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Baby Pool Fence To Guard Your Pool

The shimmering water and the splashing fun is an intriguing and exciting environment for toddlers to investigate more closely. Taking the necessary precautions can save many lives, such as taking basic swimming lessons, closer supervision of children, and wearing life-jackets.

The United States does not require people with pools to install a pool fence or barrier. Instead, pool barriers are regulated at the state and local level, but there are no standard requirements. However, depending on where you live, insurance companies may require it, while offering discounts because of its installation.

Baby Fence To Guard Your Pool

According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is among the top causes of accidental death, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Swimming pools are the most common areas where children under age 5 drown. For people with pools without some form of barrier to keep young children safe, is one of the top factors linked to toddler drownings.

When a baby pool fence is erected to help guard your pool and to help prevent toddler drownings, there are recommendations to be considered, which includes the following:

pool fence should be 4 ft. tall or higher so that children can’t climb over it, which includes the exclusion of any handholds or footholds.
 a pool fence gate should open outwardly away from the pool area.
 pool fence should completely enclose the entire pool area.
 pool fence should be self-closing and self-latching.
 the material can be made from a variety of materials, including the popular high quality transparent mesh fence options.
Pool fence standards are governed by the international American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) organization. ASTM is the global standard by which products are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. Pool fence manufacturers should carry the ASTM International safety standards.

Pool owners are not stuck with the original color of black for the fence poles, borders and material, like mesh. Coloring is now a customized feature, with colors that consists of brown, beige, green, grey, and mill.
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