One of the most important ways to prevent children from having unsupervised access to your pool is to enclose it with a barrier on ALL FOUR SIDES. It is also neccessary to have a self-closing, self-latching gate. Both the fence and gate are recommended to be at least 4' high.
"We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like drowning, is a step toward this goal.
When most of us are enjoying time at the pool or beach, injuries aren't the first thing on our minds. Yet, drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning.
Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from drowning."