Adopt-a-Pool-Fence in Arizona Helps Keep Kids Safe Around Pools

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Benjamin Realty LLC

Because Arizona has a large number of pools, the concern for children around pools is always heightened. Every summer needless numbers of children drown. Since 2001 the Phoenix Firefighters Association, SRP and Valley of the Sun United Way have come together to support a free Adopt-a-Pool-Fence Program. This program is offered as a way for safe pool fences to be installed for hundreds of Arizona Valley families who otherwise could not afford to buy a pool fence themselves. If you live in the Phoenix Arizona area, have a pool and no pool fence, check out the Adopt-a-Pool-Fence Program’s website at to see if you qualify for a free fence.

And if you yourself are doing OK financially in this economy, consider donating to this good cause that helps to keep kids from drowning in Arizona. You can also call 602-277-1500 for more information about the program, or to make a donation.Read more about this needed community program on our blog

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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

That has to be one of the more useful and unique programs I've seen in a long time. We could probably use such a program here since, like you, we have a lot of pools here and there are always a few stories each summer about drownings, near drownings, or injuries that could have been prevented with a fence.

Apr 12, 2009 03:56 PM #1
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

That's an amazing program, Bob & Carolin.  What a great cause.  I'm going to have to look and see if they have a program similar to that in my neck of the woods.

Apr 12, 2009 04:29 PM #2
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Bob & Carolin...

What a great idea and wonderful cause. I will spread the word to my friends in sunny places with pools. Thanks for sharing...


Apr 12, 2009 05:12 PM #3
Beth Anderson
Goedert Real Estate - Tecumseh, MI
Realtor - Tecumseh / Lenawee County

I am sure that by sharing this information you have made your community a safer place for children.  No one should have to endure the heartbreak of losing a child.

Apr 13, 2009 10:55 AM #4
Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Bpb and Carolin,  This sounds like a great project.  Super idea.  So many children needlessly drown in pools here in Florida, too.

Apr 18, 2009 08:14 AM #5
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

That sounds like a great program that brings the community together to protect all of the kiddos.

Apr 20, 2009 01:56 AM #6
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Bob & Carolin -- What a great idea and thanks for promoting it, we can never keep kids safe enough, esp. when it comes to water.

Apr 20, 2009 03:35 PM #7
494,722 ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Bob & Carolin, what a great program... I have always been one person removed from a child who lost their life in a pool.. so sad! Have a great and successful week

Apr 22, 2009 04:26 AM #8
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This is important!  And it's probably a good idea for paents to take the little ones to some sort of a Water Babies program so they learn to swim at an early age.

Apr 24, 2009 09:56 PM #9
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

What a wonderful idea! When my youngest was born my mom had a pool in her home and whenever my son was visiting I was in a panic. Luckily she was able to afford to put in a fence around the pool, as well as an alarm on the door that led to the pool. But this is a great program for those less fortunate.

Apr 26, 2009 04:04 PM #10
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

That is a great program.  However, there is NO substitute for parental supervision.

Apr 27, 2009 05:09 PM #11
Christine McInerney
The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

What a great project.  I also agree with Regina

Apr 29, 2009 02:24 PM #12
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