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article image5 layers of protection for pool safety

By Tim Sandle     Jun 17, 2014 in Health
The first day of summer is this Saturday and many families will be hitting the pools. Keeping safe is important. To help families, the Life Saver Pool Company have provided Digital Journal readers with some tips to prevent drownings.
According to NBC News, five young lives have been lost this month in the D.C. area: an 11-year-old girl, 17-year-old boy, 6-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl and 19-year-old boy. Each of these tragic deaths have one thing in common: unintentional drowning. To add to this, four children also drowned in the Chicago area.
Drowning was the leading cause of accidental deaths of children ages 1 to 4 in 2011, the latest year for which statistics were available, and the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death for all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clearly help and advice to families is needed. Developed by the Life Saver Pool Fence, the various “layers”of protection to prevent drownings have been adopted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.
The Five key layers are:
1. Parent supervision,
2. High locks on all doors and windows,
3. Pool Safety Fence,
4. Alarms,
5. Swimming Lessons.
These layers help to form the basis for parents taking their children to the summer pools for the first time and act as useful reminders for the more experienced swimmers.
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