Pool Safety Requirements for Doors

Published: 15th January 2010
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Pool Safety Requirements for Doors

The sliding door safety lock has become in important feature in Arizona homes. If you have a sliding door or hinged door that opens to a pool or spa in your yard, the law requires that all doors leading to the backyard have a safety mechanism that is self-closing and self-latching above 54″. According to the American Institute for Preventative Medicine, drowning is the 4th leading cause of accidental death in the United States; and in Maricopa County alone approximately 20 children drown each year.

Pool safety is a major issue, and should be approached by homeowners on multiple levels. The first and most important component of pool safety is supervision. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone. After supervision, sliding door safety locks and door alarms provide the next line of defense in keeping children safely inside the house. Once outdoors, homeowners have a choice of pool safety barriers such as fencing and pool nets.

Sliding Glass Door Closer and Latch

Luckily, pool safety industry leaders like DSC Pool Barriers in Phoenix, are manufacturing a variety of pool safety products such as the sliding door safety lock. DCS holds the patent on the Ultra Glide sliding glass door closer and latch, which can be used on any type of sliding door. Sliding door safety mechanisms close the door automatically, safely latching the door so that children cannot open the door themselves and go outdoors unattended. Sliding door safety locks should be mounted at the top of the doors so that children cannot reach the handle to operate the lock. These innovative safety products are one way to help prevent pool related accidents. Other benefits of sliding door closers are keeping pets safely inside, and saving on energy costs when your doors close quickly every time they are opened.

Quality Sliding Door Safety Locks

When looking for quality sliding door safety locks, look for locks that will not prematurely damage the rollers and track on the sliding door, and will not be damaged if you push the door shut. Safety door locks can enhance the value of your home by meeting the required swimming pool barrier code. Choose locks that match your doors and décor in custom colors and are quality-manufactured to withstand maximum use.

Homeowners should shop carefully for these important safety products, and choose sliding door closers and latches that are high quality and long-lasting. Professional installation will ensure that the self-closing mechanism is working perfectly and that your home has an added safety measure for family and pets.


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