Drowning Prevention: National Water Safety Month
May is officially National Water Safety Month, an awareness campaign that we’re committed to speaking out about. Hosted by the NDPA (the National Drowning Prevention Association), National Water Safety Month spreads critical information about drowning prevention and encourages the use of pool fencing as a proven method of prevention.
We’re As Passionate about Safety as we are about Fences!
As you know, we at GreatFence.com are passionate not just about our aluminum pool safety fences, but your water safety in general. Providing the public with fences that make a difference is just one practical way we can show we care. We’re excited to stand behind the NDPA and National Water Safety Month and we’ll be promoting it all month long to keep your splishin’ and splashin’ safe!
Always BOCA Compliant
If you haven’t already secured the perimeter of your pool, why wait? According to the CDC drowning is the number one cause of death of children between the ages of one and four and the fifth leading cause of unintentional death for people of any age. GreatFence.com sells only BOCA compliant aluminum swimming pool fence panels, as well as the necessary self-closing and self-locking matching aluminum gates.
Our products strictly adhere to all BOCA regulations, but as always restrictions are different everywhere in the USA, so we encourage you to check your local building codes or follow this link to find Your State’s Department of Public Health website.
As National Water Safety Month kicks off here are a few great ways to stay in the loop:
Watch this pool safety video (and make sure you notice the stunning pool fence (with Rings of Distinction, we might add!)
And, follow the NDPA official YouTube Channel. You can watch informative, award-winning public service videos. Our personal favorite? Simple Steps To Safer Pools, a pool safety training video with Nathan, a veteran firefighter who teaches homeowners how to layer their protective methods when it comes pool safety. Geared towards adults and children, training with Nathan will give you the info you need to make sure you, your family and guests stay safe all season!
Become A Member
Want to spread the word? Why not become a member of the NDPA? For $50 ($25 for students) your money goes directly to support drowning prevention, which is not as simple as it may sound. As ndpa.org states “drowning prevention is a complex public health issue requiring a multi-faceted approach through community education, scientific research & data, effective policy & codes, safety products, safety practices, and family support.” We at GreatFence.com can’t think of a better way celebrate National Water Safety Month than by becoming a part of this worthy cause.
Follow us all month long for pool safety tips you and your family can’t afford to miss.
In the meantime… cannonball! 🙂