Life Saver Pool Fence Systems, Inc.
A Top-Rated Pool Fence Manufacturer
Life Saver Pool Fence has been Keeping Little Feet on Solid Ground since 1987. A family owned and operated company based in Delray Beach, FL, Life Saver products are proudly manufactured in the USA and distributed to Life Saver Distributors located in most major cities throughout the US, and also around the globe in over 15 countries spanning five continents. Life Saver has two fully stocked and operational shipping facilities, one in Florida and one in California, offering Life Saver Distributors and customers vastly reduced shipping times, no matter where they are in the country.
In 2011, Life Saver, one of the country’s top three biggest pool fence companies, absorbed Pool Barrier, possibly the country’s fourth largest, in what was the first ever major consolidation in the history of the industry, arguably making Life Saver the largest pool fence company in the world. That same year, Life Saver also acquired the specialty boutique brand, Pool Fence Pro, which brought quality pool fencing to pool industry professionals.
Life Saver Pool Fence Supports the Water Safety Community
Life Saver sponsors every drowning prevention event in North America. From 5Ks to charity dinners, we have promised to financially support every water safety non-profit hosting a fundraising event that is trying to reduce the number of children drowning.
The parents who have lost children to drowning and have decided to save other families from experiencing this tragedy by installing pool fence have chosen Life Saver to be the brand they represent and the product they offer. These parents could have chosen any company, but they chose us, and that may be the highest compliment we could ever receive.
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Research and Development
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Wholesale Distribution
Chief of Staff
Online Sales Manager
Accounts Payable Manager / Director of Choreography
Business Development Manager
The product that we manufacture and sell literally saves lives. That is its primary purpose. When we bend over backwards to help a customer when they need us, in just the way they need us, when we go above and beyond, the response we are hoping for is either akin to or literally: “You’re such a Life Saver!” When they tell their friends the story about how well they were treated, we hope they say, “They were a real Life Saver.”
This is why we are always available, why we answer the phone, why we are shockingly responsive. Life Savers are there when you need them. This is why we fix things at no charge and replace things for free even when they aren’t covered under warranty — because Life Savers help even when they don’t have to, even when the person doesn’t deserve it.
And we aren’t just Life Savers to our end users. We strive to be Life Savers to our Life Saver dealers. Through remarkable customer service and exceptional quality, yes, but more importantly, by providing them with this business that really changes and saves their lives. There’s a reason Life Saver dealers and their employees leave whatever they were doing before and choose to keep being Life Saver Pool Fence dealers. The business allows them to provide security and prosperity for themselves and their family in a way that provides fulfillment and purpose. They have the opportunity to become pillars of support for their community, to reach out and help others who are struggling like they possibly struggled before — to save lives, to be Life Savers. To our dealers, we aren’t just a supplier they get their materials from. We are constantly doing everything we can to help them grow and be successful. To our dealers, we strive to be Life Savers.
We apply the same idea to our employees. Right from the start, we often select good people who have had a rough time and need a second chance — good people who might be rejected by other employers or parts of society. Then we try to create a special kind of environment, so that regardless of what is happening everywhere else in their lives, when they come here, they are in a place with kind, happy people, that is filled with compassion, understanding, humor, and grace — a place where they’re not only safe, physically and emotionally, but where they have the opportunity to do great work that they can be proud of, to make a difference, to have a positive impact, and to challenge the ideas of what they thought they were capable of. We try to make their time at work as rewarding as possible, while paying them enough and giving them the resources to make their lives outside work better, as well. Through words, example, and action, we try to be Life Savers to the people we work with, encourage them to be Life Savers to each other, and hopefully carry that same mentality out into the world.
When we answer the phone, send an email, tape up a box, stretch mesh over a section of fence, give an employee review, or anything else we do, we try to always ask the question, “Am I being a Life Saver?” That’s the guiding light that governs our actions. Not money, not profit — being a Life Saver. Not because those other things aren’t important, because they are, but because we know that if we are Life Savers first, the rest is guaranteed to come.
We aren’t just a company that sells pool fence. We save lives, in every way we can.
Eric H. Lupton
President / CEO
Why We’re Proud to be Life Savers
How It’s Made
Which Pole Is Strongest?
April 17, 1988
Life Saver Founded
Robert and Ruth Lupton founded Life Saver Systems, Inc., childproofing homes professionally, manufacturing pool fence in their garage, and selling and installing the fence locally — all while raising two young children. Ruth would sew mesh at night while the kids slept. Robert’s earnings from his newspaper route was their advertising budget.
April 17, 1987 – 1992
The original pool fence pole was a hollow aluminum tube with a 0.062” wall thickness.
April 17, 1987 – 1990
One Stitch Border
The mesh has a border material on all four sides that is important to connecting the mesh to the pole. Originally, the border was attached with a single line of stitching sewing the border to the mesh.
Safety Tips for Consideration Book Published
Robert Lupton authors and publishes his critically acclaimed child proofing book, Safety Tips for Consideration.
1988 – 1992
Life Saver moved from the Lupton’s garage to a small shop in Boynton Beach, FL.
First Life Saver Self-Closing Gate
Mesh pool fencing can be opened with either a manual gate or a self-closing, self-latching gate. This was the introduction of our first self-closing gate.
Life Saver recruited and setup their first wholesale pool fence distributor.
1990 – 1996
Two Stitch Border
The mesh has a border material on all four sides that is important to connecting the mesh to the pole. Upgrading to two lines of stitching while sewing the border to the mesh made it twice as strong. This design from 1990 is still the standard for most other pool fences.
1991 – 1994
Life Saver began using fiberglass poles. They were discontinued because of inherent problems in using fiberglass for pool fence — namely fading, cracking, and splintering.
1992 – 1999
Life Saver moved to a larger facility.
1992 – 1998
Reinforced Pole Hollow pole reinforced with PVC
1996 – 2002
Three Stitch Border
The mesh has a border material on all four sides that is important to connecting the mesh to the pole. Upgrading to three lines of stitching while sewing the border to the mesh made it even stronger.
1996 – 2010
Life Saver premieres the Quad-X aluminum pole, featuring an X shaped extrusion down the center. At the time, this was the strongest pole available.
Life Saver launched its now famous web site, www.poolfence.com.
1999 – 2001
6,000 sq ft Corporate HQ
Life Saver moved to its current facility in Delray Beach, FL
— upgrading to 6,000 sq ft.
In-House Powder Coating
Life Saver purchased a complete powder-coating line to powder-coat the poles in-house to monitor quality control and decrease lead times.
2001 – 2005
Upgraded to 9,000 Square Feet
2001 – Present
Nickel-Plated Snap Latches
The snap latch has become a distinguishing characteristic of Life Saver Pool Fence and offers several advantages, including no sharp hooks and accessibility by right and left handed parents.
2002 – Present
Quad Stitch Border
The mesh has a border material on all four sides that is important to connecting the mesh to the pole. Upgrading to four lines of stitching while sewing the border to the mesh made it even stronger still.
Eric Lupton, Robert’s son, with over a decade of experience with the company, takes over as Life Saver’s President and begins managing day-to-day operations. At 21, he is by far the industry’s youngest chief executive.
2004 – Present
The Life Saver Perma-Lock offers additional security and makes the pool fence permanent to satisfy local codes.
2005 – 2021
Expanded to 13,000 Square Feet
Extreme Home Makeovers
Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.
Good Morning America
Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.
Life Saver is one of the first pool safety organizations to launch a YouTube channel with educational drowning prevention content. The videos there have since received millions of views.
January 25, 2010
Life Saver launches the Pool Safety For Children Facebook Page, which eventually becomes the page for the company. One of the first social media pages dedicated to drowning prevention, the page continues to be one of the largest water safety Facebook pages.
2010 Parents’ Choice Award – Best Pool Safety
2010 – 2018
Life Saver revolutionizes the industry with the Solid Pole — an aluminum pole critically reinforced with PVC and a solid aluminum rod at the center.
November 1, 2010
100 Distributors in 14 Countries Spanning 5 Continents
Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV
February 1, 2011
Save a Life Program
Life Saver launched the Save a Life Program, donating free pool fences to non-fatal drowning victims and their families.
August 10, 2011
RIP Ruth Lupton
Founding officer Ruth Lupton passes away after a struggle with cancer.
December 14, 2011
Acquisition of Pool Barrier Brand and Dealers
In the first ever consolidation of a major pool fence brand, Life Saver acquired the Pool Barrier product line and distributors, making Life Saver, without question, the world’s largest pool fence company.
2011 – 2013
Extreme Conditions Pole
A truly extreme pole, the Extreme Conditions Pole boasted an unheard of 1/8″ wall thickness — strength usually reserved for gate uprights and termination posts, not regular pool fence poles.
Premiered the Life Saver Arched Gate
May 24, 2012
Opened West Coast Distribution Center
Pool Fence DIY
Life Saver launches Pool Fence DIY, the first direct-to-consumer pool fence specifically designed for installation by a homeowner offered by a major pool fence manufacturer.
Creating a sleeker, more finished look, Life Saver begins counter-sinking every screw to be flush with the pole, reducing abrasions and clothing snags.
March 3, 2017
RIP Robert Lupton
Life Saver Founder and Chief Financial Officer Robert Lupton passes away.
2018 – Present
Solid 105 Pole
Life Saver revolutionizes the industry again with the Solid 105 Pole — combining the three layer technology of the Solid Pole with the incredible 1/8″ wall thickness of the Extreme Conditions pole, while also introducing new and unique innovations, creating without question the strongest support post ever seen on a pool fence.
Pool Fence DIY Ad
Pool Fence DIY launches a hilarious viral video campaign. The videos have received millions of views on Facebook and YouTube, with thousands of comments claiming that they are the best commercials of all time.
Patent Awarded to Solid 105 Pole
Life Saver was awarded US Patent No. 10,316,539 for its reinforced pole.
April 25, 2019
Eric Lupton Featured in Forbes
Forbes interviewed Eric Lupton and published this great piece about his life and business.
UFC Heavyweight Champion and Firefighter Stipe Miocic Endorses Life Saver Pool Fence
UFC Champ Stipe Miocic personally requested Life Saver Pool Fence to protect his new pool and his then 1-year-old daughter, Meelah. Stipe starred in a video where he punched and kicked the fence before giving it his endorsement.
Kate Mottram Promoted to VP of Wholesale Distribution
Kate Mottram becomes only the 3rd person in Life Saver history to earn a Vice President title outside of the Lupton family.
New Warehouse Space Added, Named “Fortress of Solitude”
An additional 3,000 sq ft of warehouse space is acquired close to the main facility, brining Life Saver’s Florida warehousing capacity to 16,000 sq ft.
The Save a Life Program
It’s our goal to protect every pool on Earth. When you purchase a Life Saver Pool Fence to protect your pool and your family, you will help us give a free fence to the family of a fatal or non-fatal drowning victim. Your Life Saver Pool Fence may not just save your children and your neighbor’s children, but you may save the life of a child in need that you have never even met.
After we install the donated pool fence, we will send you information about the family you helped, complete with photos, and we encourage you to contact them. Unless you request otherwise, they will know you are the one that made their gift possible and whose generosity to thank. There is no greater gift to give than a saved life, and when you buy a Life Saver Pool Fence, you give just that.
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