Every year thousands of people are injured in accidents that are completely preventable. So with summer right around the corner, it is extremely important to talk about swimming pool safety. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.
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To combat these needless deaths, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that pool owners adopt water safety steps to prevent children from getting to the water when there is no adult supervision. To start, please ask yourself the following questions, because, your answers to these questions will help you to determine what steps you need to take to prevent drowning injuries.
If you own a pool, your answer to all of the above questions should be “yes.” You must understand that a child can drown in the time it takes to answer a telephone. Below I have listed the seven swimming pool safety tips that you must adopt.
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