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The Sensible Way
to Enjoy Your Inground
Swimming Pool

From APSP

Swimming pool safety entails using alot of common sense, and yet accidents continue to happen at swimming pools across the country.  This post from the Association of Pool and Spa professionals presents this handy packet with guidelines for drowning prevention.  The main point that seems to always get lost is that there is no substitution for Adult Supervision, no matter what other precautions are in place.

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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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Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

From Pool Safely

According to this post from The CPSC's Pool Safely campaign, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States in 2013.  Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5.  These senseless deaths are virtually completely preventable, by utilizing vigilance and being informed about pool safety.  The CPSC campaign emphasizes fencing all pools, and staying close and attentive to children at all times while around water.  These are simple steps, but they will save lives.

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