Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. Drownings are a preventable cause of death and injury for children. By putting proven safety behaviors and systems into practice, you and your family will be much more secure in and around public and residential pools.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) recommends that you create a pool safety toolkit to have near your pool or spa to ensure that if the worst happens, you are ready to respond.
What should be in a pool safety toolkit for your home pool or spa?
- A first aid kit
- A pair of scissors to cut hair, clothing or a pool cover, if needed
- A charged portable telephone to call 911
- A flotation device