Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains

Suggestions to help keep them safe

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(HealthDay News) -- Parents should always supervise children closely in and around pools. Drains can be particularly dangerous.

The PoolSafely.gov website suggests:

  • Tell children they should never play near drains or suction outlets.
  • Never allow children to get into a pool or spa tub with a loose, broken or missing drain cover.
  • Bathing suits, limbs, hair and jewelry can become trapped in pool drains.
  • Always locate the emergency vacuum shutoff before anyone gets into a spa tub.

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