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I was wondering how people fence or protect from children? My grandson doesn't walk yet, but his favorite thing is my pond, he will sit with me and watch it for hours. I don't mind him putting his chubby paws in it, but I don't want him falling in if my 'sweet' ADHD son (his father) leaves him alone for a second. He is a crawler, on the verge of taking off. I have put up gates on the porch, but I'm always afraid my son will run in the house to grab a charger, a soda, etc and Jhett will get to the pond before dad gets back. To clarify my son avoids the pond, could not care less about it, but he sits on the porch will my grandson alot, and the pond is next to porch.
 
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You'll get mixed opinions on this one. I have five grandchildren and all have been taught how to interact with the pond safely. They all know (the ones that are old enough anyway) that they cannot go to the pond alone and are very careful to watch the fish from the side. We don't allow them to put their hands or feet in the pond just yet as that invites them to get closer than we want them getting at their ages.

I do know that others who have small children in their home all the time have fenced their ponds - usually with a short, semi-permanent fence that can be removed when the kids get old enough to be trusted. Something that you can buy at the garden center in sections and pound into the ground would probably be enough to give you some peace of mind.

Can you post a photo of your pond - it would be easier to offer suggestions if we can see your actual set up.
 
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You could easily fence that with something like this:

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You just buy it in sections and stick it in the ground. You would still be able to see the pond, but your grandson wouldn't be able to get close enough to fall in.
 
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Nice! Where did you find that? That would be perfect
 
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I just googled "DIY low metal garden fencing". Most of your big box stores carry similar items.
 
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Lowes has the same fencing with shorter post. Just drive them in the ground. Its called no dig fencing.You can even buy gates that are designed to work with it.
 
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Thanks guys! Your help is appreciated!
 
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So pretty! Just be sure you remember where all your electrical and plumbing are buried - and where your liner extends to. It would be a bummer to pierce something while trying to build your fence!
 
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So pretty! Just be sure you remember where all your electrical and plumbing are buried - and where your liner extends to. It would be a bummer to pierce something while trying to build your fence!
You are right. I was really careful. What a nightmare if I had accidently pieced something. Thanks.
 
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