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Pool Safety Checklist

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Below, you'll find some pool safety tips from the Orange County Fire Authority for children and adults.

Drowning Prevention for Children

  • Always keep children within arm’s reach
  • Remove items that a child could climb on to get over a fence and into a pool area
  • Designate a water watcher; someone who is free of distraction and can focus on those in the water
  • Install and maintain proper barriers around the pool and spa areas such as fences, gates, doors, alarms and safety covers
  • If a child goes missing, ALWAYS check the water first

Drowning Prevention for Adults

  • Never swim alone
  • Learn to swim
  • Learn CPR
  • Wear a life vest if you are not a strong swimmer
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