Drowning is a leading cause of death for young children ages 1-4, and the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages. Toddlers are at the greatest risk for submersion injury. For every child less than 15 years old who dies from drowning in a pool, another 10 receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries which can cause brain damage that can result in memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functions. Florida is one of the states with the most swimming pool drowning deaths due to the over abundance of pools and water access. Florida’s swimming pool drowning death rate is .7 which is higher than any other state. However, swimming pool deaths can be prevented – one way that greatly diminishes the dangers of drowning is a secure swimming pool fence. More than half of all swimming pool drownings among young children could be prevented by installing the proper fencing. The fence for a swimming pool barrier should be at least 4′ high, and have self-closing and self-latching gates that open outwards. The latches for the gates must be at least 54″ high to prevent children from reaching them. Martin Fence has all types of pool fencing that can protect your pool from children. All of our fences are inspected by the respective building department and the owner is issued a certificate of occupancy for the home. With summer approaching securing the swimming pool should be a priority for all homeowners.