Safety pool covers in Danville are beneficial for every family who also owns a swimming pool. This is especially true for families who have small children, they deserve top-of-the-line swimming pool covers that will not only keep their pools clean and conserve pool water but also protect small children and pets.
Unfortunately, people die or get injured from accidental drowning, and children are the most susceptible. From 2005 to 2014, 3,536 average deaths or 10 deaths per day were the result of accidental drowning (excluding boating accidents). And the more tragic is that about 80% of all drownings occur in residential pools or spas, not in public or private resorts.
As a matter of fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a report that on average, 4,900 people obtained emergency care as a result of pool- and spa-related accidents every year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Despite preventative measures, unfortunate accidents still do happen. It’s because some of the safety devices prove to be inadequate in keeping children away from the pool. Some people install underwater swimming pool alarms and leave the pool and their kids unsupervised. But these alarms will only sound off once the child is in contact with the pool water.
These tragic accidents could have been avoided if they simply install a safety pool cover. Building fences around the pool at least four feet in length with self-latching, child-proof locks is adequate, but if you want to double the protection, a protective pool cover should also be included.
When choosing a safety pool cover, look for a pool cover that is certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials or ASTM. When a pool cover is ASTM certified, it means that it has surpassed the specific safety guidelines which are described in the ASTM F1346-91 (2010) Standard, which deals with “Standard Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs.” A pool cover must be ASTM-certified and should complete some of the following requirements:
- The cover should be able to support a weight of 485 lbs (2 adults and one child) to allow rescue operation
- A trial that any opening in the cover is small and strong enough to prevent the test object being passed through (the “object” in this case is a child or a small pet animal)
- Meeting labeling requirements for all pool, spa and hot tub covers.
While a pool cover is already a quality product, it is definitely better when it conforms to the ASTM standards. All of Pool Covers, Inc’s manual and Infinity 4000TM and Mini-InfinityTM safety pool and spa covers exceed the ASTM safety standards. This means that Pool Covers, Inc. has the best safety pool covers in Danville and is guaranteed to keep you and your family safe.