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drains can pose a major safety
hazard known as entrapment. The suction
holding the child to the drain is 400
to 500 pounds of pressure. Children playing
underwater around a drain can be seriously
injured or even drown.
occur when a child’s hair or swimsuit
gets tangled in the drain or an underwater
object, like a ladder. Talk with your
kids about entrapment and entanglement
and teach them to stay away from pool
and spa drains. Raised drain covers, multiple
drains and safety vacuum release devices
are means available to help prevent entrapment.
If you have questions, ask one of the
professionals at Aquatech to explain this
important safety issue.
pool is the coolest thing in the backyard.
Promote worry-free fun in the sun with
a “water watcher”, an adult
who agrees to watch the kids in and around
the water and is not doing any distracting
activity like reading or talking on the
phone. Never leave children alone even
for just one minute!
- Learn to swim. It’s the
best way to stay safe in and around the
water. Adults and children can learn or
improve their swimming skills by taking
rely on water wings or other inflatable
toys to keep a child safe. Always stay
within an arm’s reach if your child
- Secure all
gates, doors, and windows leading to the
pool. If you have small children, consider
a pool alarm and equipping doors leading
form the house to the pool with alarms
that sound when the door is unexpectedly
- If a child
is missing, check the pool first. Go to
the pool and scan the pool bottom, surface
and surrounding area. Every second counts.
- Keep toys
away from the pool when you’re not
using the pool. Toys left in the pool
can attract young children into the pool
or to reach just a bit too far to try
to retrieve it.
- Make sure
that furniture or other objects aren’t
left near the fence that would enable
a child to crawl over the fence.
- Pool covers
should be completely removed before using
- Have a cordless
phone or cell phone handy to make emergency
calls, and it’s a good idea to post
- Keep rescue
equipment easily accessible and in good
working condition. Poles with hooks and
life preservers are recommended.
explain the pool rules and make sure children
obey them. Some of the most important:
No horseplay and walk, don’t run
help to prevent falls; no chewing gum
or eating to prevent choking; feet first
on the slide and never dive in shallow
water to prevent head injuries.
- Have a first
aid kit handy and keep it stocked.
children from the sun by using plenty