Child Saftey Tips for Spa and Pool
A spa and swimming pool provide hours of enjoyment and the opportunity for healthy entertainment. Be aware that you must ensure your child's saftey. There is a risk of a child drowning whaen around any body of water.
There is no substitute for constant adult supervision. Most child drownings occur during a lapse in supervision of five minutes or less.
Sources: Drowning Prevention Society; United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission; National Spa and Pool Institute's Operation Water Watch; and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Never leave a child alone - even for a second.
- Maintain constant eye contact with your children when they are around a pool or spa.
- Do not consider young children water-safe because they have had swimming lessons. Swimming instructions for children under three years of age are not recommended.
- Instruct babysitters about the potential hazards to young children around swimming pools and the need for constant supervision.
- Use inflatalbe toys under adult supervision. They may deflate, or your child may slip off of them.
- Realize that a child can drown in as little as two inches of water.