Pool Safety Infographic

Pool Safety Infographic


 

Pool Safety Content Summary:

Drowning Facts and Safety Tips:

  • Drowning poses the greatest risk to pool safety
  • 10 people die each day from a drowning accident
  • According to the CDC, drowning is the ­fifth leading cause of accidental death in the country
  • 20% of those victims are children under the age of 15 Under 15

How can you prevent drownings?

  • Make sure there is constant supervision whenever children are in or around the pool
  • Make sure to employ a buddy system to ensure no one is alone
  • Stay out of the pool when you are alone or when there is no lifeguard nearby
  • Make sure children have proper swimming lessons and an understanding of water safety

Swimming Pool Chemical Facts and Safety Tips:

  • There have been 5,000 emergency room visits as a result of exposure to swimming pool chemicals each year
  • More than half the victims were under the age of 18

What can you do to reduce the number of pool chemicals injuries?

  • Get training in pool chemical safety
  • Keep kids away from pool chemicals
  • Always wear protective clothing
  • Only handle chemicals in an area that is well ventilated
  • Ask for help if you are not positive about the correct amount of chemicals to use