I read with interest the current fashion for the Marlborough District Council to allow waivers for pool owners to replace pool fences with electric closing covers.
We are quoted 100 per cent safety and potentially a safer out- come then using fences.
A picture of a pool owner standing astride his new cover reinforces this vision of a utopia of water safety.
I have to say that this vision is badly flawed and breathtaking in its naivety, for the the reality is that this method only works when an adult is in attendance to close the cover should it be necessary.
It requires all children to be