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MAKE YOUR POOL SAFE FOR KIDS

BY MARTIN AMADO ON MAY 30TH, 2016

With summer approaching, families are excited to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Pools can be a fun and enjoyable part of any backyard. Whether it’s an in-ground pool, a twenty-jet hot tub, or a plastic wading pool, it’s important to make sure you set up and maintain a safe space for your family and friends.

Here’s a few important pool safety tips:

  • An adult should always be present to supervise and within arm’s reach of young swimmers.
  • Fencing should go all the way around the pool and should have self-closing and self-latching gates that kids can’t reach.
  • Finally, know what to do in an emergency, get CPR training and make sure anyone watching your kids is trained too!

For more information go to makesafehappen.com or download the make safe happen app.*

*This app is owned by Nationwide Children's Hospital and developed by the safety experts in its Center for Injury Research and Policy. It was made in possible in part by a grant from the Nationwide Foundation.