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Temperatures are reaching above 90° and nothing can cool you off more than a nice dip in the pool, but keep in mind a few pool safety rules.

  1. Never leave your child unattended even in a small kiddie pool. It only takes a few inches of water for a child to drown.
  2. Keep your child away from parts of the pool that can become entrapments like drains, pipes, etc.
  3. If your child is missing, look for her in the pool first.
  4. Do not let your children run at the pool or jump into shallow water.
  5. Keep a telephone near your pool in case there is an emergency.
  6. Keep pool chemicals locked away.
  7. Make sure all caregivers know pool safety rules.

A little knowledge and prevention can help stop pool related deaths. For more tips, visit the Government’s pool safety site. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

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2 Responses to “Pool Safety Tips”

  1. katie speed June 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Please make sure to keep a fence or pool alarm, even if your kids at home can swim!! A family member of mine was babysitting her nephew and he ended up drowning in her pool even though the door was shut. This is a very SERIOUS matter!! If you ever throw parties or have little ones over follow these safety tips

    • MichelleH June 10, 2011 at 7:28 am #

      Katie,
      thank you for that VERY important reminder. What a terrible tragedy for your friend. When it comes to safety, we certainly can’t be too cautious.

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