- Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:59 am
There isn’t a fence around our pools either. For a few years, there was a life guard paid to sit all day everyday during the summer months. This year, he wasn’t there.
In Tenerife, my sister has an apartment there. Several years ago, they had to put a fence all around the pool area and a lovely glass panelled wall was erected with a door leading onto the area where the steps are. That’s around the time we started using a life guard. I have no idea why we weren’t obliged to install a safety wall and as I said, there weren’t any safety precautions taken this summer. Now that I think about it, a pool should be made totally inaccessible to all children throughout the year in order to prevent a child falling in.
I cannot imagine the hell that the little boy’s family are going through and I send my deepest sympathy to them. Such utter heartbreak.
I agree with you Bee, children are nigh impossible to watch 24/7. They are faster than we are!