With the warm weather of summer almost at our doorsteps, it is important to remind yourself of proper water safety especially if you are an avid pool-goer. As a nation, we could use some water education as 44% of the American population doesn’t know basic water-safety skills with only 56% being able to perform the five core swimming skills. This is a scary statistic, as there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States.
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It is a hot summer day, and you want to take a dip in your pool. But as a parent, it can be incredibly daunting to bring your child near a body of water because of all the dangers that can lie underneath the surface. Make sure to follow these pool safety tips for children so you both can breathe comfortably and relax in the water!
Teach Them To Swim
Babies are born with the natural instinct to hold their breath underwater.
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It’s almost summer time and that means it’s time to break out the swimsuit and dive in the pool! Swimming pools are great fun for the entire family but they are also dangerous. We all know how curious and out of control our young children can be. It’s important to follow pool safety precautions if you have a pool to avoid horrible swimming accidents.
About 20% of drowning victims are children under 14 years old and the majority of those deaths are from children less than five years old.
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Investing in a pool can be a fantastic reprieve from the summer months’ hot weather. However, the same thing that can provide endless hours of family enjoyment can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare. Installing a pool gate is the surefire way to protect your family and friends from the hidden dangers a pool can hold.
Pools are everywhere in the United States, with over 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools dotting our neighborhoods and cities.
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