Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Buying a Pool Fence off Craig's List - Hiring a Pool Fence installer off Craig's List

The truth is, there are many scam artists on Craigslist and any other free listing site ready to sell you a low quality pool fence, only to install it poorly, while using the wrong equipment. This leaves you with a false sense of security and an unsafe Pool Fence.

I have done numerous pool fence repairs over the years for people who "Were just trying to save a buck" and got totally ripped off. They told me “The Company looked legitimate” and “They frequently placed ads on Craigslist so I thought they were ok.” They claimed to be a "wholesale Manufacturer" with extreemly low pricing.

I asked them these questions:

1. Did you check there name with the Better Business Bureau?

2. Did you check their profile Angie’s List?

3. Did they show you current General Liability Insurance?

The  answers I got: No, No and No.

Before you trust your child’s safety to the cheapest company around, please do your homework! 
A Pool Fence is not a product to skimp on!
Are you looking for a Pool Safety fence, Baby gate, Pool Fencing, Pool Gate baby gate fence in Tampa Bay Florida? Pool Guard can help!
We are Angie's List "A+" rated, 2010 Super service award winner, previous awards given in 2009,2008 and 2007.

BBB "A" rated,

Full Insurance, 

Check us out 

Should you Install your own Pool Fence in Tampa to save Money?

Do-It-Yourself Pool Fence Tampa/ Clearwater / St. Petersburg FL
Is it wise to tackle a Pool Fence installation in Tampa Bay or any other area?
5 Key Questions to ask yourself:

1. Do I know how to drill concrete or Brick Pavers with a core drill?
2. Do I have access to a concrete core drill (or even know what one is)?
3. Is it worth working in the hot sun for several hours on a Saturday to save $100 or less?
4. Do I care if my Pool Safety fence has a Warranty?
5. Do I care if the Pool fencing looks straight and is safe for my child?
Ok, so after reading those questions, if you don't have any
hesitations or concerns, than a DIY Pool Fence is for you. Call or email me
about pricing and I will sell you the material and give you basic instructions
on how to install a pool fence in Tampa Fl or elsewhere.
Once you buy the pool fence material, remember to measure the holes and mark with
pencil before starting the drilling process. After drilling the holes, install
the pool gate first and then start adjoining the other sections of the baby
fence together. You have the option of choosing whether you wish to receive
the assistance of pool fence installers for installing your swimming pool fence
or would like to do-it-yourself. Visit for additional information
If you are like most people, you read those
questions and thought to yourself, “Yeah, I don't want to tackle that job!”
Then, call one of our offices and schedule a free estimate or professional

Call today: 813 929-8729 or 727-571-1525

Baby fences by Pool Guard of Tampa services the entire Tampa Bay
area including:
Hillsborough county, Pasco county, Pinellas county:
Apollo Beach 33572
Belleair 33756, 33764
Belleair Beach 33786
Bloomingdale 33511, 33594
Brandon 33510, 33511, 33594
Carrollwood 33618, 33624
Citrus Park 33625, 33626
Clearwater 33756, 33764, 33755, 33767
Dade City 33523, 33525
Dover 33527
Dunedin 34698, 33763
Fishhawk 33547, 33567
Gibsonton 33534, 33569
Gulfport 33711, 33707
Hillsborough County
Holiday 34691, 34690
Hudson 34667
Indian Rock Beach 33785
Land O Lakes 34639, 34638, 34637
Largo 33771, 33770, 33760
Lithia 33547, 33567
Lutz 33559, 33549, 33548
Madeira Beach 33708
New Port Richey 34652, 34653
New Tampa 33647
Odessa 33556
Oldsmar 34695, 34677, 33635
Palm Harbor 34683, 34684
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Pinellas Park 33782, 33781, 33777
Plant City 33563, 33566
Port Richey 34668, 34654
Redington Shore 33776
Riverview 33569, 33578
Ruskin 33570
SaddleBrook 34683
Safety Harbor 34695, 33759
San Antonio 33576
Seffner 33584
Seminole 33772, 33744, 33776
St. Pete 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707
St. Pete Beach 33706
Sun City Center
Tampa FL 33604, 33603, 33607, 33634, 33614
Tampa Bay
Tampa Palms 33647
Tarpon Springs 34689
Temple Terrace 33617, 33637, 33620
Thonotosassa 33584, 33592
Treasure Island 33706
Trinity 34688
Valrico 33594
Wesley Chapel 33544
Westchase 33626
Other great Pool Fence resources are: Pool Safety Products in Tampa / Pool Fence in Fort Myers or Naples /Pool Fence in Orlando

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pool Fences help keep children safe

By Kevin Post
President of Pool Guard of Tampa Bay

Summer heat means spending time out of doors and in our swimming pools. But to make sure that your little ones don’t attempt an unsupervised dip in the family pool, consider installing a Pool Guard - pool safety fence.

Pool Guard of Tampa Bay provides quality swimming pool safety fences that keep kids away from unsupervised pools. In their 15-year history, Pool Guard has installed more than 75,000 fences nationwide. Pool Guard of Tampa Bay has been serving the greater Tampa Bay area for over 5 years.

Why consider a Pool Guard fence? Accidents can happen very quickly, even when one or both parents are home. Each year, more than 300 children die nationwide as a result of accidental drowning, and thousands more are treated in emergency rooms. In Florida, drowning is the number one cause of death in children under 5. In response to these incidents, Florida enacted the Residential Pool Barrier Code in 2002. This statute requires that new pool owners either build a barrier around the pool, or install a home security system with an exit alarm on each door or window leading to the pool area. Most people building new swimming pools today choose to install removable pool safety fences with self closing pool gates to keep their families safe.

With a Pool Guard pool fence, you can rest assured that your children are protected by a quality product. “We only use top quality, American made products. That includes our premium interlocking mesh, the strongest mesh available on the market today.

Pool Guard of Tampa Bay provides a 48-hour turnaround between consultation and installation, and offers free estimates. On average, a removable pool fence can be installed in 2 hours, with prices starting around $400.

Pool Guard of Tampa Bay services all of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties including: Westchase, Lutz, Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, Odessa, Brandon, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Largo and Land O’ Lakes.

For more information on Pool Safety, contact Pool Guard of Tampa Bay at 813-929-8729 or visit their website at

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pool Fence Tampa- Reasons to buy a Pool Fence

A recent research paper written by our State Health Department titled:
Correlation of Pool Drowning Deaths
With Number of Residential Swimming
Pools by County in Florida, 2005-2007

Michael Lo, Kristal Hall, Lisa VanderWerf-Hourigan,
Bob Vincent, and Robert Pryor
has quite a bit of information to put toddler drowning deaths into perspective; especially for Hillsborough County FL;
Tampa has a large number of residential pools which is correlated with an increased incidence of toddler pool drowning; Making toddler drowning deaths somewhat predictable.
We know every year we will loose children.
Some Quotes from the paper:
Statistical modeling showed that for every 10,000 residential pools that a
County has, 2.4 additional pool drowning deaths can be expected to occur over
Three years. This relationship was therefore determined to be linearly correlated.
Greater public health impact may be achieved by focusing drowning prevention
Efforts, especially among young children, in counties with more residential pools;
And thus a greater risk of pool drowning
Of the 120 young children ages one to four who drowned in confirmed, single-family
Residential swimming pools, 82 (68.3%) drowned in a pool at their own
Home; nine (7.5%) drowned in a pool at a grandparent, uncle, or other relative’s
Home; five (4.2%) drowned in a pool at a friend’s home; five (4.2%) drowned in a
Pool at a neighbor’s home; and one (0.8%) each drowned in a pool at a babysitter’s
Home, a summer home, or a vacation rental house. Sixteen (13.3%) drowned in a
Pool at a home of another or an unspecified individual.
This study was partially supported by grant/cooperative agreement U17/CCU424766-01 from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility
of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC. The
authors thank the Florida county property appraisers’ offices that participated in this study,
and Kyla Shelton, Office of Injury Prevention, Florida Department of Health, for technical
assistance in analyzing the free-text fields in the death certificate database. Tampa, St.petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, Westchase, New Tampa, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco county Fl. Pool Fence Tampa, Baby fencing by pool Guard Tampa Bay, Pool gate safety

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pool Fence and Pool Gate Sales and Installation in Tampa Bay FL

Pool Fencing and Pool Fence Gates are serious products to protect children. You should research your Pool Fence purchase to make sure you are dealing with a product that will truely hold up to the harsh Florida sun and a company that will stand behind their product.
Too often people just shop for the cheapest price and end up with a poor quality fence from a fly by night Pool Fence installer.

Pool Fencing by Pool Guard of Tampa is the Tampa Bay Leader in Pool Safety. We are BBB members with a perfect record and we have won The super service award for both Fencing and Child proofing in 2009, 2008, 2007.

If you need a Pool Protected in Tampa, Clearwater, St.Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Largo, Seminole or any other Tampa Bay area do your research and then call 813 929-8729. Or check our Website for more information.