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What pool and spa safety tips for children?

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  • Always actively supervise children. Never assume a child is water-safe, regardless of swimming lessons or experience. Infants and toddlers need to be within an arm's reach away,
  • Children should understand that they should always swim with a buddy.
  • Talk to children about dangers. Make sure they know how to wear a life jacket and use personal floatation devices. Never allow a child to play in a way that would permit to come near a drain cover. They should not stick fingers, toes, or body parts into drains. They should not play the "hold your breath underwater" game. Make sure they know how to recognize when others in the pool may be experiencing distress. hair
  • Require good behavior from kids. No running of pushing near the water. No false screams for help. No toys like tricycles near the pool; they can lead to accidental falls into water
  • Establish rules on diving. Don't allow diving if your pool is less than five feet deep. Teach children to dive with their hands in front of their faces and to swim immediately toward the surface after diving.
  • Do not permit children with diarrhea to swim.
  • Respect storms. Never swim before, during, or after a thunderstorm.

SOURCES: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. CDC. Home Safety Council. WebMD Medical News: " " WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ." www.poolsafety.gov. CDC: Better Safety Needed at Public Hot Tubs.Bacteria in Hot Tub May Hurt LungsPool Owners Warned of Electrocution RiskMake a Splash With Your Kids Over the Fourth

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 15, 2019

SOURCES: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. CDC. Home Safety Council. WebMD Medical News: " " WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ," WebMD Medical News: " ." www.poolsafety.gov. CDC: Better Safety Needed at Public Hot Tubs.Bacteria in Hot Tub May Hurt LungsPool Owners Warned of Electrocution RiskMake a Splash With Your Kids Over the Fourth

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 15, 2019

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