No Kidding around Pools
Steps to prevent young ones from drowning
(HealthDayNews) -- If you own a swimming pool and have young children or young visitors, you need to be extra careful.
Kids under the age of five make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, yet 1,000 of them die each year in home drownings.
You should consider building a fence around your pool, if you haven't done so already. And you can also buy pool alarms for as little as $80. They sound when an object 15 pounds or heavier splashes into the water. In addition, keep a first-aid kit and a portable phone by the pool in case of an emergency.
But nothing replaces adult supervision. If kids are near the pool, a grownup should never be more than a few feet away.