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Safety Pond

A pond that grows with the family
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Water features in the garden are highly fashionable but so many families cant have a pool of water while the children are young because accidents do happen. A simple solution is to build a deep pond and immediately fill it with cobbles right up to the surface level. The water is still visible between the cobbles and impossible to drown in. Its attractive and can easily be converted back to a full pond by removing the cobbles!
Ings, Jun 07 2001

drowning prevention http://www.drspock....+cbx_health,00.html
Um, supervise the little tykes. [globaltourniquet, Jun 07 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Meanwhile, your koi can hone their rock-climbing skills.
angel, Jun 07 2001

       How about putting in a pond with a plexiglass top to keep the kids from falling in and the fish from jumping out. Then you could actually have a deep pond. If that doesn't work a small electric fence works to keep racoons out. I bet it would do the same for children.
borivan, Jun 07 2001

       Actually, it is quite possible for infants and toddlers to drown in as little as two inches of water. See link.
globaltourniquet, Jun 07 2001

       To be honest, the whole idea of a pond is to either keep fish in it, or encourage wildlife, like frogs. If it was full of rocks, you could do neither, then rendering the pond useless and boring to look at, in which case you might as well not have it at all.   

       (Unless it was a fountain, of course)   

       Hence, a fishy for you.
Mrlemonjelly, Dec 02 2005


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