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Pool Safety

Many water-related incidents occur each year. These frequently involve young children, but adults can also be victims. Water-related incidents include not only drowning, but near drowning, which can leave the victim severely brained damaged. Also, diving from other than designated areas can cause head and spinal cord injuries if the victim strikes his/her head on the bottom. Permanent paralysis can result. Alcohol consumption may precipitate water-related incidents by impairing judgment.

Post pool rules conspicuously and enforce them. Suggested rules include:

It is recommended a telephone be near the pool, with 9-1-1 posted for emergencies.

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