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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pool Safety

  • Always watch children when they are in or around the pool.
  • Teach children basic water safety tips: no running around the pool, no roughhousing, etc.
  • Keep children away from pipes, filters, tubes and drains to avoid hair or clothing from becoming entangled.
  • Know how to shut off pool equipment quickly in case of emergency. Post instructions for others.
  • Never leave toys or floats in the pool when not in use. They can make tempting targets for toddlers.
  • Teach your children to swim and be sure you know how to swim as well.
  • Learn how to do CPR on children and adults and update these skills regularly.
  • Keep the pool area free from electrical devices, glass and other hazards.
  • Never let anyone swim alone.
  • Limit alcohol use around the pool area. The CDC reports that alcohol is a factor in many adolescent and adult deaths related to water recreation.

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