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Pool Safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children under five years of age. If a child is missing, look in the pool first. Seconds count in a drowning rescue. 

Follow these pool safety tips to keep your summer fun:

  • Be sure pool gates are self-closing and self-latching
  • Keep rescue equipment by the pool
  • Have a portable phone near pool with emergency numbers posted
  • Keep toys away from pool area
  • Remove steps from above ground pools when not in use
  • Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool
  • Never dive into an above-ground pools – too shallow
  • Don’t dive from the side of an in-ground pools – go in feet first
  • Keep tables and chairs well away from pool

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Additional Information/Follow Up

For additional information, please visit the American Red Cross’ pool safety tips

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