In 2007, there were 3,443 fatal and unintentional drownings in the United States, a number that balances out to about 10 drowning deaths per day. Watch this video for more statistics and to learn about the importance of pool fence installation.
Each year, about 300 children under age 5 drown in backyard pools, and 2,600 more end up in the E.R. Furthermore, drowning is the leading cause of injury and death for kids ages 1 to 4. Among young children who have drowned, most were out of sight for fewer than 5 minutes and were under the care of at least 1 parent. To protect kids around your pool, fence installation is essential.