With the weather warming up, the backyard pool is the ideal place to keep the kids active and entertained.
Now’s also the perfect time to check that your pool area is safe.
Well, the 2019 Royal Life Saving Australia National Drowning Report shows:
What should you check in your pool area?
A 10-point Pool Safety Checklist can be downloaded here.
The importance of pool fencing
When it comes to pool fencing, the gate is the weakest link. Low-quality or poorly maintained gates, latches and hinges can fail, and older children often prop open gates, leaving curious toddlers vulnerable.
Former Aussie Olympic Swimming Coach and Water Safety Ambassador, Laurie Lawrence is asking all pool owners to check the safety of their pool gates.
“Kids gaining access to pools because of faulty gates is something that should not be happening. Pool owners need to check their fences, latches and hinges regularly. A gate that is not self-closing and self-latching provides instant and often undetected access for toddlers to the pool area,” Laurie said.
By installing a pool gate using Aussie-made MagnaLatch® Child Safety Gate latches and TruClose® Child Safety Gate Hinges you’ll be providing peace of mind to your family.
The multi-award-winning MagnaLatch® is the world’s most trusted pool safety gate latch. Over the years it has protected countless toddlers and pets from entering pools or other danger areas.
The MagnaLatch® magnetic mechanism ensures self-latching every time, with no jamming. The lift knob is ergonomic and child resistant. It can be affixed to metal or wood gates and demonstrates superior performance in extreme climates, especially our Aussie summers. A visual red-dot indicator in the key-lock mechanism reveals locked or unlocked status.
TruClose® Hinges ensure your pool gate self-closes. They are quick and easy to install and won’t rust, bind, sag or stain. They are made from super-strong polymer and stainless steel, are Australian made and owned and feature a lifetime warranty.
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For further information about our MagnaLatch® and TruClose Hinges®, please feel free to call us on (02) 9454 7888 or email.
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