With the opening of pools across the country, it’s important that parents be thinking ahead about safety. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a 14-page report this week that found 300 children die and another 3000 are seriously injured in pools and spas each year.
Last Year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sent out a Swimming Pool Safety Alert. The report also included the following suggestions:
– Always check the pool first if a child is missing, reaction time is vital.
– Never use a pool or spa with a missing or broken drain cover.
– Don’t run when you are around the pool.
– Take the time to teach children to swim. My own boys have been taking lessons for years. It helps to have the peace of mind that they know many of the safety rules.
For those interested in more information they should visit PoolSafety.gov.
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