Every year nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for children in that age range. Tragically, 87 % of these deaths occur in backyard pools.
Fortunately, you can take steps to substantially reduce the likelihood of an accidental drowning in your home pool.
The No. 1 rule is never to leave a child unattended or unsupervised around a pool.
Consider these safety measures in and around your pool: