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Small Children and Pool Safety

Itís summer time in North Texas and the temperatures are up again. Unfortunately that is not the only thing thatís up. Boating and pool related deaths are also in the news. Boating and public pool safety are often discussed and reviewed. A topic that often gets overlooked is home pool safety. Two children drowned in a home pool this last weekend. It is hard to think of a situation more devastating for a parent. What can be done to help prevent this kind of tragedy?

The first area of concern is to set up the pool area so that accidents are prevented. Some positive steps that can be taken:

Ongoing safety procedures should be followed:

Be prepared when an emergency occurs:

Summer is a great time for families to get together and the pool is a great gathering place. Help insure that these times stay happy by following good preventive procedures and knowing how to respond if an emergency occurs.

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