With summer in full swing, people are spending more and more time in and around swimming pools. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget how dangerous a pool can be to a young child, and that’s why the Consumer Safety Product Commission is pushing for more awareness and attention to children and swimming pools this season.
Taking safety precautions from supervision a strong, sturdy fence around a pool can make a big difference where children are involved.
The numbers are staggering, with drowning being the number one cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 4. In fact, 78% of submersion deaths are in children under the age of 15, with 76% of those being under 5.
In-ground pools were found to be the most dangerous at 60%, but above-ground and portable pools accounted for a combined 25%.
There are a few important things you can do to help your child be safe around your pool this summer:
Pool safety is an important concern, and taking it seriously is equally important.
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