What should a parent know about child pool safety?
• United States
17 Mar 07
As a former pool operator, I take note of the drownings and accidents that happen every year. For some reason, toddlers are irresistably drawn to the sparkling water. Another point to keep in mind is the clarity of the water. You should be able to see the drain clearly. One frantic mom looked in her pool for her missing child and saw nothing and raced off to search elsewhere. The pool was so cloudy she could not see the youngster lying on the bottom. capedeh is right. Never never never take your eyes off the child when at a pool. Although I wanted one growing up, after learning of all the tragedies, I would never have a backyard pool - never. Please be safe.