During the summer months, pool accidents claim the lives of children all over the world. Sadly, most of these deaths can be prevented simply by exercising common sense swim safety precautions.
The law office of Van Sant Law, LLC, helps victims of accidents, including drownings or pool side falls. Here are some safety tips that the firm wants everyone to know to help ensure a safe summer:
Put a fence around your pool and keep the gate locked. There’s less chance of a child or pet falling in your pool if they can’t get to it.
Never leave a young child unattended around a pool. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the telephone. Maintain vigilance always.
Teach kids to swim; use water wings and life jackets on younger children and those without strong swimming skills.
Keep life rings and reaching poles in the pool area and train everyone in your household to use them.
Install a pool alarm or a locking cover for when you are away from home.
Close to 400 children die each year in backyard swimming pool incidents. Keep your kids and neighbors safe by following these tips.