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Having a pool, pond, spa, or hot tub on your property is a huge responsibility when it comes to safety. Remember, drowning can happen in seconds to minutes, and is often completely silent. So vigilance is key. Here’s how you can keep kids — yours and others’ — safe.
A fence that goes directly around a pool or spa is the best safety investment you can make. Four-sided pool fencing decreases water-related injuries in young children by over 50%.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says fences should meet these standards:
If you have a pool, make sure that kids:
Above all, watch kids at all times. Swimming lessons and flotation devices do not eliminate drowning risks.
Other things to keep in mind:
Kids need constant supervision around water – whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here’s how to keep them safe.
Swimming in an open body of water (like a river, lake, or ocean) is different from swimming in a pool. Here are some tips based on the type of water.
Always supervise young kids in the bath to keep them safe. Here are other bathroom water safety tips.
Water safety is important at any age, but especially if you have babies or toddlers. Here’s how to reduce drowning risks.
Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake – and even the water park.
Kids love to spend hot days splashing around in a pool or the ocean. But drowning is the second most common cause of death from injuries among kids under the age of 14. Learn how to be safe.
To keep things as safe as possible for swimming season, follow these tips.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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