Happy National Pool Safely Day!

As the days turn shorter and the signs of Summer slowly fade away into Fall, we wanted to remind everyone about safe pool practices. Sound weird? Well, since Memorial Day weekend this year, nearly 400 children aged 14 and under have drowned or almost drowned in swimming pools or hot tubs*. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) declared yesterday the first national Pool Safely Day to urge “parents and children to remain vigilant in and around pools, spas, and public and private water parks and aquatic facilities nationwide year-round.”

Below is an educational video that covers many of the dangers associated with swimming pools (underwater pool/spa drains that hair can get caught in), and many of the safety measures you can take to avoid the dangers (designating a ‘water watcher’, installing fences, alarms, and getting CPR certified, etc.).

*As reported by the media

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-Heather

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