Villas with fenced pools and security systems are designed to offer peace of mind to parents staying in holiday villas.
There are now a wide variety of private swimming pool security systems available though the most common which people ask for is a fence with a gate.
France is by far the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to swimming pool security systems following the introduction of strict laws around the turn of the millennium.
Many were surprised at just how far the laws went and how tightly they are enforced but also agree that as a consequence France is without doubt the country where you can be most certain that the pool at your holiday property will offer protection from drowning for your children.
There are now a number of fencing options available to owners including removable fences, so in some cases it can look as though there is no fence when in fact there is in the form of an easy to erect temporary fence which conforms totally with the requisite norms but allows owners to maintain aesthetics when the house is not being rented.
Other French systems include displacement alarms which go off when a child jumps or falls in the pool and infra red alarms which are triggered when an invisible light beam is crossed. All are government approved.
On our villa descriptions we indicate "private pool with child security system" where ever there is one and in addition we say "child security fence" when there is a fence. You can always ask us for further details.
The pool security systems in other countries are put in place by the owners on a voluntary basis and not necessarily regulated or checked by the local authorities.