This past June, a 1-year-old toddler miraculously survived after falling into the backyard pool. The parents, having lost sight of him momentarily, ran out to the pool, where he lay at the bottom. The father immediately dove in and pulled the boy out, and after instructions from 911, the boy was revived.
The most frightening thing is the high likelihood of this happening; pool drownings are the leading cause of accidental death in children aged 1-4. The pool in the backyard, while inarguably beautiful and a cooling place for children to play in the summer, can pose extreme danger if not regarded as a true threat to safety. We’ve pulled together safety tips for your family’s summer fun in the pool– after you’ve taken a look at our post on how to prepare your pool, take the time to ensure that all possible safety measures are taken when around all pools. Continue Reading →