Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pool & Pond Safety Nets

What is a Katchakid® Safety Net? 

A net style pool (spa or pond) safety cover utilizing the highest quality, most rigorously tested materials available. These safety nets meet strict ASTM safety codes and are reliable and durable even in the most extreme conditions.
  • Both UV and chemical resistant!
  • No child has ever drowned in a swimming pool protected by a correctly installed Katchakid.
  • Quick & easy to remove and replace! (3-5 Mins to remove & 6-8 to replace)
  • Unique central tension system is used to tighten or loosen the net.
  • Aesthetically pleasing w/ three net colors & you can keep view of your pool.
  • Does not affect pool cleaner operation.

While nothing can replace constant close adult supervision you can take measures to help protect the little ones, children and pets. If you own a pool, pond or spa it’s up to you to keep children and pets from falling into the water, 24-hours a day, every day of the year – as you may know a child can drown in less time than it takes to answer the phone. 67% of all drownings occur in backyard spas, pools and bathtubs. Even worse for every child who drowns, four children are hospitalized for near-drowning. The majority of drowning incidents have occurred while the child's supervisor assumed the child was safely indoors.
These statistics on drowning accidents involving children and young people are alarming, but these accidents are also preventable. Prevention and peace of mind are what The Katchakid ® from Katchakid Inc. is all about. With a 100 percent safety record, it is one of the most secure, proven safety systems available today.

Katchakid & ProtectaPond DIY net kits are sold in standard shapes: squares and rectangles.  No two installations are alike. Each kit comes standard with flush mount Nylon Anchors but other anchor styles are available. As we're the online retailer of these DIY net kits we recommend contacting us first to discuss your options prior to any purchase. Visit our eCommerce store www.spapartsshop.com or our informational website www.watchdogpoolsafety.com

How is a pool net better than a solid cover?

Through our own research and parental feed back we have found that:

  • Solid swimming pool covers attract small children, they use it like a trampoline, even riding their bikes over it and parental feedback indicates that children have to be constantly removed from the center of pool covers.
  • An aging pool cover can become brittle posing an additional drowning risk of a breaking under a child's weight.
  • Solid covers can be become slippery when wet preventing a child from being able to get back off the water.
  • Solid pool covers can sag and hold puddles of rainwater - as a child can drown in just 5cm - 8cm of water this is also a far from ideal situation.
  • Solid pool covers obscure top to bottom visibility of the swimming pool so one cannot see what is underneath the cover.
How is a pool net better than a pool alarm? 
Pool safety reasoning is keeping children out of the water. A child already in the water activates the swimming pool alarm. It can take 3 - 5 minutes for irreversible brain damage to occur and from as little as 30 seconds for death. We reccomend a pool alarm and a safety net, layers of prevention is best.

How is a pool net better than a pool fence?

The study suggests that if the proportion were increased by 100% most drownings of children under the age of 5 years would still not have been prevented. The study made the recommendation that additional strategies to prevent drowning other than pool fencing were needed. We recommend a pool fence and a safety net, layers of prevention is best. 

To learn more please visit our informational website at 

How to use a pool net?


  1. Well done! I am gratified that you have shared this important news with me. Thanks!
    automatic pool cover

  2. This type of pool safety really great and the idea is awesome. On some pool to prevent any little kids come to the pool they install some glass pool fencing to make sure nothing would come near to the pool.

  3. Thanks for sharing your views with the help of your views I got many ideas how to keep safe to our children with the pools. Thanks for the services providing.

    Posted by johnniesmyth | Swimming Pool Safety

  4. I really like your article. It’s evident that you have a lot knowledge on this topic. Your points are well made and relatable. Thanks for writing engaging and interesting material.
    Indoor Pool

  5. Automatic pool cover
    Awesome article! I have gradually become fan of your article and would like to suggest putting some new updates to make it more effective.

  6. shell from ICF and finished by the pool subcontractor. We're also planning an ICF bunker built under the deck to house pool equipment. The all foam and concrete construction of the bunker will go a long way to reducing the sound impact of the equipment.fence repair

  7. nice blog
    great information.
    Aesthetics Course is an integral part of Cosmetology and is a blooming industry in Beauty and Wellness Industry.
    At VLCC Institute, aspiring Cosmetologist can enroll into different Aesthetic Courses as per their requirements.
    It offers Advance Diploma in Aesthetics, Advance Diploma in laser Aesthetics – where student experience the latest technology and industry standards.