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The Sensible Way to Enjoy Your Inground Swimming Pool

From APSP

Swimming pools are one of the most fulfilling amenities that a family can acquire.  The swimming pool can create memories, and give families and guests years of enjoyment, relaxation, and fun!  Unfortunately, swimming pools also carry inherent risks, not just from drowning.  The hazards surrounding a swimming pool are legion, and it is incumbent upon the swimming pool owner to be aware of these risks in order to mitigate and manage them.  This guide from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals is the most comprehensive treatise to date on the myriad issues that can be associated with swimming pool ownership, and the responsible management of them thereof.

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Water, water everywhere: Swimming lessons are critical

From Miami Herald

According to this post from the Miami Herald, one could fill three classrooms with the amount of children under the age of 5 that drown in the state of Florida each year.  The CDC has been sponsoring a national movement to bring water safety to the forefront, but one of the major keys in preventing accidential drowinings is teaching kids how to swim.  This post talks about the importance of early swim lessons in this endeavor.

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Swimming

From Kids Health

Summer is here, and that means long days swimming, wading, and splashing in the swimming pool.  Unfortunately, pools are dangerous places for kids that are under 14 years of age.  According to this post from Kid's Health, drowning is the second most common cause of preventable death among kids of that age.  This article, which addresses kids directly and consequently is easy to read and comprehend, gives some great tips to stay safe this summer when one is around the water.

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