WHY CHOOSE A PROTECT-A-CHILD
REMOVABLE SAFETY MESH POOL FENCE?
Protect-A-Child Pool Fence Company has been protecting children with our quality removable mesh pool fencing for over 28 years. With a Protect-A-Child Pool Safety Fence installed, your backyard patio becomes a play area for your whole family to enjoy – not a danger zone.
The Protect-A-Child pool safety barrier uses only strong, top quality, UV resistant invisible mesh supported by either unbreakable composite fiberglass posts in our Premier Line Pool Fence or double wall aluminum support posts in our Aluminum Mesh Pool Fence. Ours is a time tested, proven safety system with two unique patented safety features backed by a lifetime warranty from one of the oldest, largest, and most respected companies in the industry.
1. PREMIER LINE FIBERGLASS POOL FENCE
Solid Core Composite Fiberglass Support Posts
Our Premier Line pool fence posts are guaranteed for life against breakage and bending. This is critical in today's market where so many X and Y extrusion pool fence posts are too weak to support children playing and falling against the fence. Click the link at the top of this page to view our Post Strength Video where we reveal the facts about mesh pool fence support posts.
CAN'T BREAK OR BECOME BENT:
Mesh pool fences are supported by only 1" support posts that extend 4' - 5' up from the patio surface supporting the mesh fencing. It takes a strong post to prevent the leveraged force of a child or adult bumping into the fence at such a height from breaking or bending the posts. Many fences today are made with thin wall X or Y aluminum extrusion posts. These posts easily become bent or broken by children and pets bumping into them. Not a problem with our solid core composite fiberglass posts. These are engineered for extreme strength. Nearly triple that of many X and Y posts. So you never have to worry about them breaking or becoming bent and crooked. Only Protect-A-Child’s Premier Line fence with solid core composite fiberglass posts are guaranteed not to become bent, broken or crooked. So your pool fence will remain straight, taut, safe, and attractive year after year.
WON’T GET HOT:
In addition, our composite fiberglass pool fence posts won’t heat up on a hot sunny day. Temperatures of black aluminum posts sitting in the hot sun can reach over 150 degrees! Fiberglass always stays cool to the touch.
BUILT- IN COLOR:
Our composite fiberglass pool fence posts have a gel coat color that is built-in to the resin rather than being painted or coated on as in the case of aluminum support posts. Therefore you don't have problems of scratching, peeling, and flaking that occur with painted or powder coated aluminum support posts.
MEETS THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE:
This code prohibits the introduction of any ungrounded metal (such as an aluminum pool fence post) into your pool deck within 5' of your pools edge. "Ungrounded" means not wired to your houses grounding grid. Grounding metal inserted into the patio surface within 5' of the pool edge is required to be legal and meet the code. This prevents the possibility of an electrocution hazard that could happen when a swimmer reaches up and touches an ungrounded aluminum post while still in the water. Since they are not metal, only Protect-A-Child's Premier Line, 100% fiberglass posts meet this code and allow you to pass your electrical inspection.
If you are interested in a mesh pool fence with aluminum support posts look no further than Protect-A-Child. We have been producing aluminum post mesh pool fences for over 29 years. With that experience we know that to produce a mesh pool fence with aluminum support posts it must be strong enough to keep children safe, parents happy, and prevent our distributors from spending much of their time replacing broken aluminum posts. We also had to make it inexpensive enough to compete with the myriad of lower quality fences on the market. So we developed a new fence post that contains a "double wall" at the critical fulcrum point where the bottom screw hole has weakened the metal and aluminum posts consistently fail. We started with a thick wall .063" aluminum tube (already 23% thicker than competing X and Y posts) and reinforced it with a second, thick wall (.063") aluminum insert. This doubles the strength and rigidity of our pool fence post making it stronger than all other competing aluminum posts in their price range. Be sure to view our Post Strength Video at the top of this page to become educated on fence post strength and performance.
Point Lock Secure Latch Prevents Unlatching.
Mesh pool fence safety is dependent upon the child's inability to open or remove the fence. Our patented Point-Lock Secure Latch is the most fool proof at preventing children from unlatching the pool fence sections and gaining access to the pool. They are lockable, adjustable for fence tension, easier to use, and safer than all other latches. They represent a major safety advantage over the gate hook and dog leash type latches found on many mesh pool fences. They are also far easier to use than latches that require keyed padlocks or zip ties that must be cut off every time you want to access the pools. Watch our patented pool fence safety latch video that shows the performance and safety of this patented feature.
Lock in Deck Feature Prevents Fence Post Removal.
Opening a mesh pool fence can only be accomplished by unlatching the section latch and then lifting a fence post out of the patio. Our Point Lock Latch prevents opening the section latch. To prevent a child from lifting a post out we offer our patented Lock-in-Deck feature. This is the only twist locking mechanism that actually locks our fence posts of our mesh pool fence into the patio preventing children from lifting them out. This completely prevents a child or babysitter from lifting the fence posts out and gaining access to the pool. No tool is required for this feature making it simple to operate yet totally safe. Watch our Lock In Deck feature video that shows the safety provided by this feature.
At Protect-A-Child we take safety and strength seriously. Your child's safety and our reputation depend on it. Our fence has been protecting children for over 29 years. This provides a lot of "in the field" experience and therefore insight into the design of mesh pool safety fences. Recently we hired an independent test firm to test our fence according to every building code standard that deals with swimming pool fencing. We are proud to say that our fence passed every criteria to be independently certified to meet all ASTM, ICC, BOCA, and ANSI-APSP codes pertaining to swimming pool fences. Contact us for more information on this certification.
- The fence components used to assemble your fence make a huge difference in long term appearance and function. Our mesh, border, thread, and sewing, have proven themselves over 29 years. We take extra steps in assembly design and components selection to assure a long lasting quality fence. Things you won't notice in a new fence - (but will realize a few months later) like priming the painted stainless steel screws so the paint won't come off after a few months making the fence look old. These are small details that make a huge difference as you enjoy how attractive your fence is for years to come. They also make the difference in resale should you ever wish to pass on your pool fence to another family.
- PVC COATED POLYESTER MESH:
- - Strong: 1000 Denier Mesh. Over 400 lbs burst strength.
- - Weatherproof: Colorfast, mold, and mildew resistant.
- - Proven: Over 28 years of continuous field use with zero failures.
- - Transparent: Exclusive open weave design.
- VINYL BORDER AND THREAD:
- - 13 oz marine grade vinyl border material. Totally UV proof.
- - Top quality UV resistant "Marine rated" thread.
- - Proven: 28 years with same thread, border, and sewing technique with zero failures.
- STANDARD MANUAL GATE: (mouse over or click the image for operation)
- - SIMPLE: Works wherever sections begin and end.
- - SAFE because there are no automatic mechanisms involved. This gate is always visually either open or closed.
- - FREE. No extra cost.
- SELF CLOSING, SELF LATCHING GATE.
- - Strong aluminum frames don't rust.
- - Double post truss system provides rigidity.
- - Magnetically triggered gate latches - best available.
- - Adjustable self closing hinges.
- - Convenient.
- - Safe: No threshold cross bar to trip on.
- - Removable.
We offer a lifetime warranty against any defect in our materials or workmanship. Most defects are glaringly obvious prior to ever leaving our facility or during installation by one of our trained distributors. But should you ever find a defect for as long as you own the fence, just let us know and we'll take care of it. When you choose our solid core composite fiberglass post fencing the support posts are further guaranteed to never break or become bent and crooked. This is how an established 29 year old, industry leading, American company with extensive experience confidently backs its product. Of course things like abuse, acts of nature, and normal wear and tear cannot be covered. With regard to the longevity of our product, please browse our customer testimonials to see what others are saying about our product.
REMEMBER, CONTINUE TO SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD!
As good as our product's engineering and safety are, it is vital that no child be left unattended on the patio. Remember, only adult supervision can prevent a child from pulling a chair or toy up to a fence and climbing over.
Parents today should be aware of the potential danger their backyard swimming pool poses to young children.
Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children under age 5. We can’t imagine the traumatic circumstance of losing one’s child to drowning. Due to the severity of the pool drowning problem, parents need to be aware of their options for preventing their child from reaching the swimming pool. Most experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that a barrier fence around the swimming pool (pool fence) represents the safest option for keeping your little ones safe. Using a pool fence as the necessary pool barrier to prevent access to the swimming pool provides the following critical advantages:
- A pool fence prevents your child from reaching the pool.
- A barrier pool fence allows others to use the swimming pool while keeping younger children safe and away from the pool.
- You are still able to enjoy the beauty of the water.
- Cleaning of the pool is easier compared with swimming pool covers.
Bottom line, in nearly all situations pool fencing is your best safety option. And a Protect-A-Child Pool Fence is your best pool safety barrier fence option.
Pool Fence vs. Pool Alarm.
Alarms don't prevent your child from reaching the pool
While pool alarms may seem convenient and unobtrusive they may not be your best choice for pool safety. Mainly because pool alarms do not physically prevent your child from reaching the pool and falling in. With only an alarm in place you are relying on several things happening to prevent a tragic drowning.
- You are relying on the electronics of the pool alarm working correctly while your child is in imminent danger. In a pool situation, many electronic alarm sensors are outdoors around the pool where corrosion and weather can play a factor.
- You are assuming that you will hear the alarm once it sounds. So many distractions can prevent this. Walking to the mailbox, a hair dryer, TV, being in the garage, etc. can all distract you long enough to allow a few minutes to pass. When it comes to pool safety and pool drowning – those minutes are critical.
- If the alarm goes off and if you hear it, you are also assuming that you will react quickly enough to get to the pool, locate your child, retrieve them from the water and get CPR started prior to brain damage taking place. YIKES!
There are just too many variables here to confidently rely upon a pool alarm as the sole means of pool protection. Pool fencing on the other hand stands on guard 24/7 preventing your child from reaching the swimming pool. Such a barrier around the pool may not be the perfect solution (a pool fence is no substitute for adult supervision) but it does offer significant advantages over pool alarms that can save your child’s life.
Pool Fence vs. Pool Cover or Pool Net?
Pool fencing offers the swimming pool owner many advantages
over pool covers or pool nets.
A pool fence provides a physical barrier to your child ever reaching the swimming pool. Such a barrier around the pool also allows others to use the swimming pool even while the pool fence is in place. Pool covers and nets must be completely removed prior to pool use. Pool fencing also allows easier access to the pool by adults. Simply unlatch the gate, walk through, and jump into the pool. When you are done swimming, you can lounge near the water or simply walk back out the gate and head for the house. The fence never moves and keeps the pool area protected.
Pool covers and pool nets on the other hand require
extensive effort if you want to use the pool.
First, you need to unlatch or unhook the net or cover around the full perimeter of the pool. You must then gather up this large cover or net and roll it up onto a large spool that occupies most of one end of the pool. (Making that end of the pool unsightly.) Only then you can have access to the pool.
Done swimming? Wait a minute! Don't plan on just walking away from that uncovered pool regardless of your time schedule! The whole ordeal of removing the cover must be replayed (with more time and effort this time) by reinstalling the pool cover over the entire swimming pool. This involves rolling out the cover or net, finding the correct starting point on the patio, bending over and reconnecting the pool cover or net all the way around the pool. With pool nets this will also require tensioning the center pulley system of the net to make sure it is tight enough to prevent a child from falling through the hole and drowning. You must also make sure the water level in the pool is low enough to prevent the net from sagging under weight of a child and allowing them to drown on top of the net. With solid covers you need to make sure the cover pump is installed to pump standing rain water off the cover - otherwise a child could drown in the puddle on the cover. WHEW! ALL THAT TROUBLE – JUST TO USE THE SWIMMING POOL?
As you can see, this is why pool fencing is a far better option than pool covers or pool nets when it comes to preventing children from reaching the pool. Walk through the gate, jump in and enjoy. When finished, walk out, make sure the gate is secure and head inside.
You could opt to purchase an automatic swimming pool cover rather than a manual safety cover or pool net. Such covers are easier to use as you can simply turn a key and have them open or close. However cost is several thousand dollars or tens of thousands. Installation entails extensive work, permits, electrical work, etc. In areas where water cost is extremely high and evaporation a major issue, sometimes automatic covers are a good option. Nonetheless, if you are dreaming about owning a swimming pool it is likely you are hoping to be able to enjoy the beauty of the sparkling water as much as possible rather than looking at a piece of plastic over the pool. While pool covers are great for keeping pools clean, mesh pool fences also prevent leaves, debris, and animals from entering the pool helping keep them cleaner.