Everybody in the pool! Safely
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 390 drowning deaths occur annually among children age 15 and younger, and emergency rooms treat 5,200 pool and spa submersion injuries involving children in that age group.
Don’t let your family become a statistic. Follow all safety precautions in and around the pool. We have tips for pool safety at home and in public places.
Safety comes first when the pool is open
Television and movies often show drowning as a dramatic event with victims thrashing and calling for help or lifeguards springing into action for the save.
While these instances can occur, drownings often are silent and difficult to see. They can occur in shallow water or even after a person has left the pool.
Test your pool safety knowledge (Quiz)
A day at the pool with your family should be all about fun and sun! But, knowing how to enjoy the pool safely is key to everyone having a great time. Take our five-question quiz to test your knowledge of pool safety. Take the Quiz
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- General pool safety: CPSC’s Pool Safely website or Safe Kids Worldwide
- Drowning prevention, especially among teens: National Safety Council
- Pool clarity, filtration: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Federal standards for pool accessibility: U.S. Department of Justice ADA Requirements
Whether you own a pool at home or operate a pool for a health club or community organization, remember to consult with Wolfe Insurance Group to make sure your insurance policy includes coverages to protect you as a pool owner.