Guidelines improve child safety around the pool

2016-11-09 06:01

Reduce the risk of drowning by following these safety guidelines around the pool:

  • The gate should have a self-latching mechanism.
  • Do not prop open the pool gate.
  • Use safety covers for pools not in use.
  • Never leave a child unattended near a pool.
  • Do not use flotation toys as life preservers.
  • Never assume your child is drown-proof, even if they can swim.
  • Remove toys from the pool when kids are finished swimming to prevent them from trying to recover them when unsupervised.
  • Empty out all water from a wading pool when you are finished using it.
  • Remove any ladders from an above-ground pool when not in use.
  • If you leave your child with a babysitter, make sure that she/he knows your rules for the pool.

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