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Layers of Protection - Pool Safety

Postby Keri Tom » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:23 pm

Use Layers of Protection

To prevent swimming pool drownings, layers of protection are essential. Place barriers completely
around the pool, closely supervise young children, and be prepared in case of emergency.

In addition:
    o If a child is missing, always look first in the
    pool. Seconds count !
    o Knowing how to swim doesn’t make a child
    drown-proof. Never use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
    o Keep rescue equipment and a phone next to the pool.
    o Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    o Install physical barriers around the pool to limit
    access.
    * Fences and walls should be at least 4-feet high and installed completely around the pool.
    * Gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The latch should be out
    of reach of small children.
    o If your house forms one side of the barrier for the pool, doors leading from the house to the pool should be protected with alarms that sound when the doors are unexpectedly opened. Or, use a power safety cover, a motor-powered barrier placed over the water area, to prevent access by young children.
    o For above-ground pools, steps and ladders to the pool should be secured or removed when the pool is not in use.

FROM THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20207
For more information, please visit CPSC’s Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov, or call the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772.
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