I read somewhere on gardenbanter that someone was looking at protecting
their pond from children falling in, well i purchased a pond safety
fence that simply clips together so as to make it as big as you like,
mine is 2ft high and i puchased 6 3ft section it looks really good
round my pond and i have total peace of mind knowing my little ones are
safe the cost was only £90.00 for all 6 pieces. What price would you put
on a childs life.
The company Is call The Spalding Gardener can't find number but is on
their web site www.spaldinggardener.co.uk
Hope this is of help to who ever might need it
2 feet high? i really hope you don't test your theory that
"your little ones are safe" because a 2' fence isn't going to
keep a toddler out of a pond.
my goats did a great job of keeping my kid away from the
pond. so good that even now that he's almost 8 & allowed to
play in the pond, the goats still try to keep him away.
Last night while sitting in my chair
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The actual "pond guard" system is a cap that fits just under the water
surface of a pond and really does protect children, makes it possible to
"walk on water." It spoils some other possible uses of a pond. You're
quite right a 2 foot snap-together fence wouldn't do the trick. It might
actually make the pond more dangerous if a child leans on the fenced,
climbs on it, trips over it.
Ponds and children are a frightening combination, and yet I remember days
when most neighborhoods had run-off ponds that were seasonally mini-lakes,
and no child in my neighborhood ever drowned in one, though we all played
around them catching polywogs and getting daphnia and wrigglers to feed
our pet fish.
I love the image of goats keeping an eye on a child's safety.
-paghat the ratgirl
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