Planning on some summer fun in the pool? Now is a good time to review some important pool safety tips.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has kicked off the summer swimming season and the third year of the Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. This year, Pool Safely’s focus is on those who are most at risk of drowning, including children younger than five years old, who represent almost 75 percent of child drowning deaths.
Pool Safety Tips from Pool Safely:
Stay Close, Be Alert, and Watch Children In and Around the Pool
Learn and Practice Water Safety Skills
Have the Appropriate Equipment for Your Pool or Spa
Video: Simple Steps to Safer Pools
This video was produced by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance in conjunction with the CPSC.
Sources: PR Newswire; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; PoolSafely.gov
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