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Kid Safe Pool Nets Inc is a Florida Corporation that has been safely serving South Florida since 1999. We began by installing both the traditional “Baby Fence” and Safety Nets.  However, after just 3 years, we discontinued the sales and installation of Fences and chose to concentrate on Safety Nets. This was due to the fact that 90% of our customers chose the Safety Net over the traditional Baby Fence when presented with the pro’s and con’s of each option.  Since then we have installed tens of thousands of Pool Safety Nets. Our well trained Installation Specialists have been working for Kid Safe Pool Nets for over 14 years and are probably the most experienced Installers in the USA.

Kid Safe Pool Nets are assembled in South Florida primarily for sale and installation in South Florida.  Kid Safe Pool Nets were the first Swimming Pool Safety Nets in the US to be Nationally Listed to conform to ASTM F1346-91, the National Standard Performance Specifications for Safety Covers.  This is the same specification adopted by the State of Florida for their Swimming Pool Child Barrier requirements.  Because of this, a Kid Safe Pool Net is one of the accepted Child Barriers required in Florida on any new or renovated Swimming Pool.

INFORMATION

What is a Pool Safety Net?


Very simply, a Pool Safety Net is a Net that is installed over the top of your swimming pool to prevent children from swimming without your permission or supervision. When in place, any child and even most adults cannot remove the net without the use of the Release Key. A properly installed Safety Net will suspend a crawling baby off the water entirely (up to about 3 feet out from the edge), while older children can scamper off the net with maybe a wet bottom.  The Net is not a comfortable place to sit, and children tend to avoid the net when it is in place.  Also, since the net is under tension, it is impossible for a child to get caught up in it.


How do they work?

Very simply.  When in place, a Kid Safe Pool Net is stretched tight enough across a pool to suspend a baby above the water.  When it comes time to remove it, the Central Tensioning System enables you to release the tension from the net before unhooking the anchors, allowing a quick and easy removal.  This is also true for putting it back on – the net is replaced while it is loose, then pull in the tension ropes from the edge of your pool to re-set the tension.  On a standard 15 x 30 pool, the average user takes about 5 minutes to completely remove the net and about 10 minutes to replace it (including the re-tensioning).  An experienced user takes about 2 minutes off and 5 minutes on.

Using the net

Kid Safe Pool Net operation: In the following video you can see how to easily remove and replace the net.

FLORIDA BARRIER LAW

Kid Safe Pool Nets were the first safety nets in the US to be Nationally Listed to conform to ASTM F1346-91, the National Standard Performance Specifications for Safety Covers.  Since then, this Standard was adopted by the State of Florida as one of the three accepted methods for securing a new or renovated swimming pool.

Florida Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements

Under Florida law, all new swimming pools completed after October 2000 are required to have one of three State prescribed safety devices installed prior to receiving a final approval from the City where the Pool is permitted. Some Cities now require two of these barriers.  Ask your Pool Builder professional for more details.

This law was implemented to help reduce the risk of infant drowning or near-drowning in swimming pools.  In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children less than five years old.

These three prescribed safety devices are:

1. A Pool Safety Cover

The cover needs to conform to the national standard as prescribed by the ASTM in their designation F1346-91.  


2. Door and Window Alarms

All doors and windows with unimpeded access to the pool are required to be covered by an alarm that produces a noise of not less than 110dB at a distance of 10 feet.

3. Swimming Pool (Baby) Fence.

The swimming pool has to be separated from the house by a secondary pool fence (Baby Fence).  Minimum standards for the fence are prescribed by the law.

What is the right choice for me?

 As a new pool owner, you have to decide which one of these three devices is most appropriate for your needs and lifestyle.As a Child Safety specialist, Kid Safe Pool Nets would like to provide you with some information to consider as you make your choice.

a.  Take the long-term view of your safety responsibility.  Will the barrier you choose work for your lifestyle now and continue to work for you in the future? Just because you do not have children in the home now, does not mean you will never have friends or family with kids or grandkids visit. 

b.  Think about your responsibility when you are away on vacation and not able to monitor your pool  

 c.  When you remove the barrier to use your pool, is it easy to store, do you have space for it and is it easy to replace when you need to do so?

d. Is this barrier really safe?  Or am I just going through the motions?

Always remember, children are attracted to the beautiful, sparkling blue pool water, especially here in Florida’s hot summers.


SAFETY NET VS BABY FENCE

Obviously, there are many differences.   But what it really boils down to is this:  If you are prepared to spend the time and effort to remove and replace the Safety Net, this is the better option.  If you are not prepared to do this, the Baby Fence is the better option for you.  Following are two images that show a “before” and “after” back yard.

Con’s of a Kid Safe Pool Net:  

There is only one real “con”.  The Kid Safe Pool Net takes time and effort to use. On a standard size pool (15 x 30) it takes the average homeowner (one person) about 5 minutes to remove and about 10 minutes to replace (my installers do the same task in about 2 minutes off and 5 minutes on).  By contrast, a traditional Baby Fence takes just a short time to open or close the gate. 


Pro’s of a Kid Safe Pool Net:

  1. Safety:

 A Kid Safe Pool Net forms an absolute barrier to the water. A child cannot climb over it, get under it or go through it to swim in the pool. Period.  In over thirty years of use, we know of no accident occurring where a Pool Safety Net has been properly in place. A traditional Baby Fence on the other hand is NOT an absolute Barrier.  Kids of all ages can (and do) climb over it, sometimes using your patio furniture or their toys to assist them, or even learn to open the gate just as you do. This is more of an issue in a household where there is an older and younger child.  The older child opens the gate, the younger follows.   


2. Aesthetics:

 A Kid Safe Pool Net does not detract from your pool or garden.  Your Backyard is your play area.  We know many people spend tens of thousands of dollars on improving and creating a sanctuary in which to relax and unwind.  There should not be a barrier that cuts that space, or the view of that space from within your home or from your patio.              

                                                                                              
3.Use of Backyard and Pool: 

A Kid Safe Pool Net takes up no additional deck space. It is installed at the edge of the pool and follows the contours of the pool exactly.  You don’t even need a deck around your pool.  By Code, a Baby Fence has to be installed 18 inches back from the edge of the pool, which takes up over around 200 square feet of deck area on a regular 15 x 30 pool.  Further, when the Safety Net is off the Pool, the pool can be used as it was intended to be used.  The kids can run around the pool and jump in or climb out anywhere.  They are not limited to walking between the pool edge and the Baby Fence.     


4. Storage and Use: 

When not in use, a Kid Safe Pool Net can be stored in a relatively small patio box or in a cardboard box on a shelf in the garage.  It can be quickly and easily retrieved and re-installed in a few minutes if needed (if grand-kids are visiting, or if friends with small kids are visiting).  By contrast, a Baby Fence has to be rolled and stored in a large area, and takes a long time to re-install if taken down. This is particularly important when you are deciding which Barrier to choose in order to meet State Barrier Requirements when you have no young kids in the house. 

4. Storage and Use: 

When not in use, a Kid Safe Pool Net can be stored in a relatively small patio box or in a cardboard box on a shelf in the garage.  It can be quickly and easily retrieved and re-installed in a few minutes if needed (if grand-kids are visiting, or if friends with small kids are visiting).  By contrast, a Baby Fence has to be rolled and stored in a large area, and takes a long time to re-install if taken down. This is particularly important when you are deciding which Barrier to choose in order to meet State Barrier Requirements when you have no young kids in the house. 

Baby Fence
Pool-Before
Pool Net
Pool-After

CONTACT

Office:  866-463 5700 or 954-760 9841

724 NE 3rd Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

info@kidsafepoolnets.com