With the summer heat and this weekend’s upcoming 4th of July festivities, many people will be flocking to neighborhood and community pools for some family time. Pools are a great source of family fun, but they can also be dangerous if not everyone is aware and mindful of important pool safety standards.
Statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that fatal and non-fatal child drownings in pools and spas continue to pose a public health and safety challenge across the country. CPSC estimates that each year nearly 300 children younger than five drown in swimming pools and spas and more than 3,200 children that age go to hospital emergency rooms due to submersion injuries in pools and spas.
These incidents are largely preventable by following some basic pool safety tips to keep children safer in and around the water:
For more information, please visit the Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives website.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July!