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Pool Safety Tips

Pool safety tips

Summertime and pool season are just around the corner. Before your family takes a dip, check out these pool safety tips to make sure this summer is all about fun in the sun and not an avoidable disaster.

Nearly 400 children die and another 5,400 are injured each year because of a pool or spa. Don’t become a statistic. When it comes to pool safety, just think ABC:

The ABCs of Pool Safety Tips

Adult Supervision

Children should always be supervised by an attentive adult when in or around a pool or spa. The adult should be equipped with a whistle or other signal of importance to help designate responsibility.

Barriers

Having self-closing and self-latching gates around a pool or spa can greatly reduce accidental access to the pool. Pool covers are another great barrier than can prevent unintended entry.

CPR Classes

Be prepared for an emergency situation. Take CPR classes before using the pool. CPR classes are easy to enroll in and are often available a the local YMCA.

Visit PoolSafely.gov to learn more about pool safety.

 

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