Although you wouldn’t know from the weather this weekend, summer is actually upon us. That means every red-blooded American child is itching to get to the pool. As fun and relaxing as pools can be, keep in mind they can be quite dangerous, especially for kids.
Approximately 3,500 people in the US die every year from drowning and 20% of those are kids under age 14.
What does this mean to you:
Keep a couple of basic safety rules in mind when kids are around pools. Never leave kids alone, even for a second. Be careful around covered pools, pool drains, and pipes. And teach kids to swim before taking them to the pool to increase their skills and comfort level around open water.