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Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death among children under the age of 15. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Just a few inches of water in a kiddie pool are enough to drown a child.
When we think of pool risks, we think of big pools, complete with deep ends, diving boards and swim parties. But more than 10 percent of pool-related deaths in young children occur in what are best known as “kiddie pools. These include inflatables, plastic wading pools and larger above-ground pools.
Whether the pool is small or large, there are steps adults should take to reduce children’s risk of drowning. For instance:
Please remember any pool with a depth of 18 inches or more needs a permit so safety concerns can be addressed.
If you have any questions about the safety of your pool, please call Denis Noncarrow, Government Liaison at 631-765-5806.