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How to Protect Yourself in the Pool: Part 2

pool fencingIn Part 2 of our pool safety series we have more tips to keep you healthy and happy while swimming this summer!

You can get sunburns even while underwater

Just because you are in the water does not mean harmful UV rays cannot get to your skin. The water’s reflective surface is especially harmful as it can amplify the sun’s rays back to those boating or floating on the surface.

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How to Protect Yourself In the Pool: Part 1

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There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into your pool on a hot and humid summer day. But it’s just as important to realize that there are some dangers that come with swimming in bodies of water. That’s true during a day at the beach, in the middle of a lake, or even in the comfort of your own backyard.

Read on to learn how to practice common sense pool safety,

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4 Common Myths About Owning a Pool

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Owning a swimming pool can be great for the summer season. Having the ability to host pool parties, to cool off on a hot day after work, and to practice your backstroke are all perks of having a pool. But if you’re new to the world of pool ownership, then it can be confusing acting as a pool manager, maintenance worker, drain cleaner, and lifeguard all at once. You have to contend with heating systems,

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3 Common Causes of Drowning

pool netSummer is here, and families all over the nation are flocking to the nearest pool or beach to cool off. Unfortunately, swimming comes with many risks, including drowning.

Drowning is scary to everyone involved, be they children or adults. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger, and between 2005-2009, there was an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States.

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What is Dry Drowning and What Are the Risks?

pool gateThe idea is terrifying: you pull your child out of the pool thwarting a drowning and they seem fine, but within a few hours, they don’t seem themselves. Many parents don’t realize that yet another hazard of swimming is the potential for dry drownings.

The statistics are scary. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger. Considering that there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States and that 44% of Americans do not know basic water-safety skills,

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Drowning Isn’t Always Loud- Here are 5 Quiet Signs to Be Wary Of

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Summer means warm weather, more time spent outside, and taking a dip in a pool to cool off. However, a pool comes with many dangers, including drowning, which poses a risk to everyone who enters a pool, especially children. Sadly, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger.

Many people think that when someone drowns, there will be a loud commotion,

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4 Backyard Swimming Safety Tips

swimming pool gatesWith the warm weather approaching, it is easy to get excited for all the fun you will have in your pool this summer. It is easy to say that millions of Americans look forward to relaxing and cooling off in their pools and hot tubs, with 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools all over the nation. But the sad reality is that drowning is a huge risk associated with swimming.

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The CDC Inspects Thousands of Pools Nationwide, Finds Safety Violations in 80%

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have reported some disturbing statistics about public swimming pools across the United States. They have found that 80% of public swimming venues had at least one violation of general safety standards.

They surveyed the five states with most of the nation’s public swimming venues; New York, Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas. Their findings called for the immediate closure of thousands of hot tubs,

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Pool Safety is as Easy as Counting to Three: the Top Three Safety Tips to Help Prevent Pool Accidents

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With summer sun and warm weather just around the corner, you’re probably daydreaming about lazy afternoons spent by the poolside. While those lazy summer pool days are fun to think about, pool safety should be the foremost concern for your pool prep! The number of children who don’t know how to swim is dangerously high, which means that child safety around the pool should be your top priority. So before you ease into your summer pool routine,

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Inside and Outside: Keeping Your Small Children Safe

swimming pool safety coversHaving small children in your home can literally be a nightmare sometimes. There will always be a mess; there will always be tears; and there will almost never be any peace and quiet… until they’re 18.

Despite the constant chaos, you love your children more than anything in the entire world and you would do absolutely anything to keep them safe and healthy. It’s extremely important for homeowners and parents to maintain that amount of vigilant security involving your small child so they don’t hurt themselves or worse.

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