AS MESH POOL FENCES GAIN IN POPULARITY, MOST SUPPLIERS NOW COMPETE PRIMARILY ON PRICE. THIS HAS RESULTED IN NUMEROUS LOW QUALITY POOL FENCES NOW FLOODING THE MARKET.
Many suppliers possess little or no field experience with mesh pool fencing and child safety. They copy existing designs and shave costs everywhere possible to be the low cost leader. Because mesh pool fences tend to look alike, it is easy to cut corners with thin post walls, such as with “X” or “Y” aluminum posts, lower mesh strength, and use materials with minimal UV resistance. Such things are easily hidden from uneducated consumers and don’t show up until after the pool fence is installed and paid for.
As a manufacturer of over 30 years producing quality, field-proven pool fences, Protect-A-Child noted theses changes and felt parents should be aware of the hidden dangers inherent in such fences.
To showcase the differences in fence integrity, we replaced one section of a customer’s proven Protect-A-Child Pool Fence with a section of a competing fence. This competing fence is representative of the many aluminum pool fences so widely available in today’s market. We then let the children resume their running and playing activities. We were just as shocked as this Mom when the competing fence came down so quickly and the children accessed the pool!
Watch adults test pool fence post strength
A mesh pool fence is frequently purchased to protect your child and is something you hope to only purchase once. You don’t want to make a buying mistake with a fence that quickly becomes bent and broken or places your child at risk.
Protect-A-Child feels it was important to help parents evaluate their pool fence options with fair, common sense strength comparisons against a simple performance standard – namely the standard of how easily children are able to knock down a “look-a-like” mesh pool fence.
To learn more about our post’s unbreakable strength, visit our fiberglass pool fence post page. Also, if you would like to speak with a local dealer, use our pool fence dealer locator to get in touch with them for your free quote today!
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS
Your family’s security comes first. This is why we continue to innovate and improve our fence quality and safety. We also manufacture and assemble our fences in-house in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with American components, so you can be sure you’re receiving the top-quality product expected from our brand.
Our doors are open.
After working with the original inventor, we begin manufacturing removable mesh pool fencing with stronger, more-UV-resistant components.
The first reinforced aluminum support posts are developed to increase overall fence strength.
Our first big product improvement comes when heavy PVC inserts are added to the aluminum tubes, strengthening the posts.
Families across North America are able to enjoy the safety and security of our fences as we expand to eight major markets.
Protect-A-Child begins to evolve the removable mesh pool fence product.
Parents now have more attractive, longer-lasting and safer mesh pool fencing as we introduce transparent black mesh and non-corrosive safety latches.
The self-closing gate is designed.
Protect-A-Child designs the first self-closing, self-latching gate for removable mesh pool fences.
The first composite fiberglass fence post is offered to customers.
Posts become ultra-strong thanks to our work with Shakespeare and Co.’s Industrial Composites Division to develop the first composite fiberglass support post for removable mesh pool fencing.
The first painted fence posts are introduced.
Fences become more attractive as our new fiberglass posts are made to match the black mesh, which has become the industry standard.
The first plastic sleeve for removable mesh pool fencing is used.
Families are safer from electricity hazards and pass inspections with flying colors after we design the only all-composite, non-conductive mesh pool fence to meet the National Electric Code.
Quad-Bilt Composite Post design introduced.
Pool fence owners enjoy posts with greater strength and resilience with a new composite molding technique perfected by Protect-A-Child and Shakespeare & Co.
Lock-in-Deck feature is invented and patented.
The dangerous potential for a child to lift out the post of a mesh pool fence is virtually eliminated as we develop and patent the first twist-lock mechanism for locking the fence posts into the patio.
Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act is initiated.
Florida asks Protect-A-Child to help develop official pool fence criteria. Our own rigorous standards continue to beat the minimum requirements put into law.
Protect-A-Child introduces new solid-core, unbreakable composite fiberglass posts.
Together with our composites manufacturer, we produce the industry’s first guaranteed unbreakable, unbendable mesh pool fence support post.
More product education.
We are proud to see that our documentary has led to more companies improving fence strength, while our products continue to lead the industry in durability and safety.