Childproofing your pool

Child proof swimming pool

Childproofing your pool

The most important thing you can do to protect your child from the dangers of drowning in your pool is to have a pool safety fence installed professionally. Pool fencing is a physical barrier between the pool and your child, which is immeasurably better than door/window alarms or pool alarms.

The other option, which is not endorsed by the IAFCS is pool netting, which goes over the pool and is held down by cleats around the pool’s exterior. Pool netting is not a great option because it requires the owner to actively secure it around the pool each and every time. It only takes forgetting to secure it one time for a potential tragedy to strike.  The best option is a pool safety fence professionally secured around you pool with an auto-close auto-latch gate. The gate is the most important aspect of the fence, as it will always close and latch behind you. It also has a key on the latch so you can lock the pool off completely, giving added peace of mind.

Contact us today to schedule an estimate for your pool safety fence and other childproofing needs.

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Fantastic service. Mitch gives great advice on baby proofing. He opened our eyes to where we needed to baby proof and also saved us money by making sure we didn’t “over baby proof” our house. He was tidy and did a great job installing baby proofing around our house. Thanks again we will definitely refer you to our friends and family!

Laura, Sydney

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Mitchell was so efficient and helpful, he answered all our concerns for our baby’s safety. Now we are baby proofed!

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Mitchell provided us with amazing customer service and saved us by baby proofing our home. Thank you so much for such a prompt efficient service.

Jenna, Sydney

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I would like to thank Mitch for his help in “Twinado” proofing our living areas. His prompt and efficient service is greatly appreciated (though not by the twins, they were less than impressed that they could no longer get into my DVD cabinets!)

Nicole, Sydney

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I contacted First Steps Safe Steps to install safety gates. They offered an appointment 2 days later and came at the agreed time. Mitchell was able to fix all our problems on the spot and provided further advice. We choose the roller blind gates that have a slim and discreet look. Thanks so much Mitchell for the prompt and reliable service. We now have more freedom and peace of mind while caring for our little 1 year old. I definitely recommend their services.

Anne, Sydney

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I had a fantastic experience with First Steps Safe Steps today…

It was SO easy…I rang Mitchell (the owner) to arrange a time, he then visited our house, assessed what was needed to ‘baby proof’, provided a quote, and then installed all requested items…all within two hours!

Mitchell was super friendly and polite, did a great job, cleaned up afterwards, and even offered to do an odd job that he noticed while there. I can’t recommend it more highly!!

Pip, Sydney
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