Pool Safety

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Fence around pool area

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in recent years an average of about 250 children under 5 years old drowned in pools nationwide annually. Most of these cases involved residential pools.

In order to ensure a safe pool environment and prevent drowning:

Fences and walls around the pool should be at least 4 feet high

Don't leave pool toys in the pool area that may attract young children to the water

A power safety cover can be used when the pool is not in use

Keep rescue equipment by the pool and a phone with emergency numbers posted

For above ground pools, steps and ladders to the pool should be secured and locked

For more information, go to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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David Salvato
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This is a very informative post, Well done. Now if we could get seller to make needed repairs before listing their home for sale!


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