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Before You Dive In: Steps to Make Your Pool Safer, More Secure

Own a pool? Then your home is probably a popular destination for family and friends.

Here are 10 steps you can take to make your summer a safe and enjoyable one for you and your guests.

  1. Have secure fencing around the entire pool

  2. Install gate alarms to alert you when someone enters the yard

  3. Keep children under active adult supervision at all times

  4. Have inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets

  5. Enroll your kids in age-appropriate water orientation or swim course

  6. Keep children away from pool filters, drains, and other potential entrapments

  7. Never allow anyone who has been drinking alcohol to use the pool

  8. Stay out of the pool during rain and lightning storms

  9. Place a safety cover on the pool when not in use

  10. Store pool chemicals in a safe area away from children

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References:

  1. Pool Safety U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  2. National Water Safety Month nationalwatersafetymonth.org.
  3. Kids Health kidshealth.org.

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