Our ponds are made safe
in that the edgings are secure and the base of the pond is flat
wherever possible, leading to a secure edge at the side of the pond
which is easy to grab hold of and climb out. If we do make a sloping
edge then it will be easy to walk up, like a beach.
However, open water can still be dangerous
and it's not advisable if you have toddlers and young children.
If you already have a pond, the cheapest option is to fence it off.
You can also have a safety grid installed just a few millimetres
below the surface, visit www.safapond.co.uk
for pond grids.
It's possible to create water features without open water
such as drilled boulders with water emerging from them and then
draining into hidden reservoirs below.
Streams can also have hidden reservoirs and the water in the stream
only needs to be 1 centimetre deep.
Please be responsible with water, if you have a pond, make sure that children cannot gain
unsupervised access to your garden
Buchlivie, Stirlingshire 2004
This natural swimming pool is a real sun trap, enclosed within a beautiful stone wall, over which the water cascades at one point.