We created a petition to require pool safety compliance upon purchasing or renting a home before a new owner is able to move in to prevent accidental child drownings.
Sign the petition to require pool safety compliance upon purchasing a home to prevent accidental child drownings.
Our kids are always glued to us. We never think they will be out of our sight. Drownings are silent. It takes 20 seconds before they’re unconscious. 5 minutes before permanent brain damage. Over 5 minutes will likely lead to death or severe neurological damage.
Florida drowning deaths are the highest in the nation with over 1.1 million swimming pools. The U.S has over 10 million pools. Our children are at the highest risk of unintentional drowning.
Toddlers and young children are experts at momentarily escaping adult supervision. Among those ages 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death following motor vehicle crashes.
In addition to survival swim lessons and knowledge of CPR, these pool safety preventative measures can save our littles one’s lives. Just like you cannot leave the hospital without a carseat when your baby is born, all homes with swimming pools should pass a pool safety compliance inspection before moving in.
Install a permanent 4-sided fence with self-locking gates. This is the only physical barrier between your pool and your child.
Pool alarm systems can notify you the second the accident occurs, giving you just enough time to react.
Make sure all doors and windows leading to the pool are locked and alarmed.
Don’t let our children be another statistic. No child or family should ever have to live through this pain. Help pass the SYLAS ALEXANDER GATLYN POOL SAFETY HOME COMPLIANCE ACT to prevent more drowning tragedies in children. Every home needs to comply with pool safety before a new owner is able to move in.
"I am signing because I believe that no life should be lost for the lack of more strict laws regarding pools. My nephew lost his life due to this."
"I feel this moms pain!
I would do anything to a protect ANY child."
"My son passed away within 11 days in our new home we purchased. The gate to the remaining safety fence was lost from Child Safety Store/UPS and Amazon! It took over 3 weeks to be delivered and was too late. The gate showed up 2 days after my son drowned…"
"I was unable to have a pool fence for months after purchasing a home. This would reduce the risk of children drowning so that homeowners would have to have it before selling."
"For Sylas and all kids who deserve to be safe in their home. Sylas, may your sweet memory be a blessing to your family."
"This is an incredible simple solution to a life threatening problem."