A dip in the pool is a great way to enjoy the sun and get some exercise, but pools are not without hazards. Make sure everyone in the family knows how to be safe in and around the water. Here is a sampling of our articles about pool safety.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 390 drowning deaths occur annually among children age 15 and younger, and emergency rooms treat 5,200 pool and spa submersion injuries involving children in that age group.
Don’t let your family become a statistic. Follow all safety precautions in and around the pool. We have tips for pool safety at home and in public places. Read More
Safety comes first when the pool is open
Television and movies often show drowning as a dramatic event with victims thrashing and calling for help or lifeguards springing into action for the save.
While these instances can occur, drownings often are silent and difficult to see. They can occur in shallow water or even after a person has left the pool. Read More
For more information
- General pool safety: CPSC’s Pool Safely website or Safe Kids Worldwide
- Pool clarity, filtration: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Federal standards for pool accessibility: U.S. Department of Justice ADA Requirements
Whether you own a pool at home or operate a pool for a health club or community organization, remember to consult with your local, independent insurance agent to make sure your insurance policy includes coverages to protect you as a pool owner.
This loss control information is advisory only. The author assumes no responsibility for management or control of loss control activities. Not all exposures are identified in this article.