Child Pool Safety - Everyone's Responsibility
Katchakid inc. has been providing the ultimate answer in swimming pool safety equipment for over 30 years. That's 3 decades of child pool safety. Pool drownings represent the biggest mortality threat to our small children and anyone's swimming pool is a hazard. As 35% of all child drownings occur in a neighbors, relation or other's pool we all need to take action to safeguard our children by securing our swimming pools
Pool Safety Nets
Original creators and designers of swimming pool safety nets - Katchakid Inc. introduces the Katchakid the original pool safety net. The Katchakid has been developed, tried and tested in 4 continents and is relied upon by parents, schools and communities worldwide
The Katchakid swimming pool safety net -
- Keeps Children Out Of Danger - Katchakid's unique mesh size has a dual action: small enough to prevent a toddler's head from penetrating the net while simultaneously large enough to discourage movement.
- Keeps Children off the Pool - Our 4 inch mesh size inhibits movement preventing small children from climbing out onto the net and into danger. Most children will find the Katchakid uncomfortable and abrasive to move on, which will deter any further crawling on the safety net.
- No Exposed Area of Water - The Katchakid cannot be removed by most children under 12 years of age. If properly positioned, anchored and tensioned the net should not have any perimeter gaps for a child to crawl underneath.
- Total Visibility - Being able to actually have top to bottom visibility of your pool gives you additional peace of mind.
- Will Not Shrink - The Katchakid pool netting is treated with laboratory developed maximum UV inhibitors so the netting will not shrink or deteriorate even when subjected to harsh climatic conditions.
- Convenient - You do not need to remove your pool protection to chlorinate or chemically treat your pool. 24hrs, 7 days a week child pool safety.
- Easy On and Off - Katchakid's EZ-off Portable Storage Roller constructed from high quality furniture PVC tubing assists with easy wind up removal. Generally takes 3 - 5 minutes to remove and 5 - 8 minutes to replace the net.
- Aesthetically Pleasing - The Katchakid is available in Pool Ocean Blue or Coal Jet Black
- Color Coordinated - Choice of adjustable co-coordinating hard-wearing nylon anchors; Cream, Grey or Terracotta (burnt orange). For that exclusive appearance Brass is also available.
Why not a solid or mesh swimming pool cover?
While all of our pool covers adhere to the A.S.T.M. bureau's pool safety standards we do not recommend a solid swimming pool cover or mesh pool cover to be used as a pool safety device.
The Tragic Reality
Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of injury death in the USA in the under 15's.
In 18 of the 50 states, drowning was the number one cause of unintentional injury death of children 1 to 4 years of age.
67% of all drownings occur in backyard spas, pools and bathtubs.
The majority of drowning incidents have occurred while the child's supervisor assumed the child was safely indoors.
A child can drown in less time than it takes to answer the telephone.
A child can drown in as little as 5-8cm of water in as little as 30 seconds.
Children less than 5 years of age and young people aged 15 to 24 years have the highest drowning rates.
For every child who drowns, four children are hospitalized for near-drowning.
One third of those removed from water after a near-drowning are comatose on admission, survive but suffer significant neurological impairment. Irreversible brain damage may occur after 3-5 minutes.
The annual cost of care per year in a chronic care facility for an impaired survivor of a near-drowning event is approximately
As reported by the following organizations -
The American Academy of Pediatrics - Committee on injury and poison prevention.
World Health Organization Guidelines for safe recreational water environments - Vol 2 swimming pools, spas and similar recreational water facilities.
The Katchakid pool safety net system was introduced to the USA 10 years ago. If it doesn’t say Katchakid then it is not the original pool safety net. Only our pool net is qualified to claim over 30 years of helping to keep kids safe. We invented, developed and perfected the pool safety net, why trust your child’s safety to anyone else?
Katchakid – a name you can trust.