Life Saver Pool Fence

Life Saver History

Life Saver Founded

April 17, 1987

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.

First Warehouse

1988 - 1992

Life Saver moved from the Lupton's garage to a small shop in Boynton Beach, FL.

Safety Tips for Consideration Book Published


Robert Lupton authors and publishes his critically acclaimed child proofing book, Safety Tips for Consideration.

1st Distributor


Life Saver recruited and setup their first wholesale pool fence distributor.

Second Warehouse

1992 - 1999

Life Saver moved to a larger facility. Launched


Life Saver launched its now famous web site,

6,000 sq ft Corporate HQ

1999 - 2001

Life Saver moved to its current facility in Delray Beach, FL -- upgrading to 6,000 sq ft.

Upgraded to 9,000 Square Feet

2001 - 2005

Expanded to 13,000 Square Feet

2005 - 2014

New President


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 24, he is by far the industry's youngest chief executive.

Extreme Home Makeovers


Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.

Good Morning America


Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.

2010 Parents' Choice Award - Best Pool Safety


100 Distributors in 14 Countries Spanning 5 Continents

November 1, 2010

The Doctors


Life Saver Pool Fence is featured on TV.

Save a Life Program


Life Saver launched the Save a Life Program, donating free pool fences to non-fatal drowning victims and their families.

CPSC Safety Leader

May 1, 2011

Life Saver is elected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to be a Pool Safely Campaign Safety Leader.

RIP Ruth Lupton


Founding officer Ruth Lupton passes away after a struggle with cancer.

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.

Opened West Coast Distribution Center


Pole Construction

Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence's poles have evolved considerably.

Hollow Pole

April 17, 1987 - 1992

Fiberglass Pole

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.

Reinforced Pole

1992 - 1998

Hollow pole reinforced with PVC

Quad-X Pole

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.

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.

Solid Pole

2010 - 2014

Life Saver revolutionizes the industry with the Solid Pole -- an aluminum pole critically reinforced with PVC and a solid aluminum rod at the center.

Extreme Conditions Pole

2011 - 2014


Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence's border has evolved considerably.

One Stitch Border

April 17, 1987 - 1990

Two Stitch Border

1990 - 1996

Three Stitch Border

1996 - 2002

Quad Stitch Border

2002 - 2014

Other Product Improvements

Over the years, Life Saver Pool Fence evolved considerably.

First Life Self-Closing Gate


Nickel-Plated Snap Latches

2001 - 2014

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.


2004 - 2014

The Life Saver Perma-Lock offers additional security and makes the pool fence permanent to satisfy local codes.

SafeTech Hinges

2011 - 2014

Premiered the Life Saver Arched Gate