When he was a firefighter, Tim Maloney was saddened to respond to child drownings and he knew he wanted to do something to try to prevent these tragedies.
That’s why he and his wife, Gina, started their company, Arizona Pool Fence, 20 years ago. Maloney retired as a firefighter for Phoenix Fire Department, where he had worked for more than 20 years and decided to start the business and educate people about drowning prevention.
“If I can educate and do something to provide some type of protection for kids, I’m going to do it,” he said.
Arizona Pool Fence, based at 1513 W. Hatcher Road, sells mesh, glass and wrought iron pool fences, as well as mesh pool safety covers and pool safety nets. The business also sells pet fences designed to keep furry friends from wandering into the pool. With children and teens on summer break from school and likely staying home more because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is even more important to boost safety around pools.