The Pool Safety Resource: The Commonsense Approach to Keeping Children Safe around Water

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iUniverse, Apr 20, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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This book will help parents understand the unique risks of their own pool environment and how to build a robust system of protection.

When the Roisum family moved to Florida in 2005 they decided to install a new pool in their back yard. Everyone was excited about the aquatic fun they would enjoy for years to come. It was just another day in March when Jenna, kissed her 2 year old son Mason goodbye as she left for work. Not long after, Mason found his way to the pool and drowned. Every year, hundreds of children and infants fall victim to accidental drowning— accidents that are preventable with proper precautions.

In The Pool Safety Resource, author and pool safety consultant Geoff Dawson guides parents and pool owners through the dangers and risks and helps them identify and make educated choices regarding swimming pools and other bodies of water. He offers realworld advice and solutions to help increase safety. He discusses

– understanding, evaluating, and mitigating risks; – building layers of protection; – constructing a safe, new pool; – providing aquatic survival skills and swimming lessons; – establishing and communicating pool rules; – enjoying the pool safely; – preparing for emergencies; – being a pool safety advocate.

Owning a pool is a huge responsibility, but the benefits to health, happiness, and family life are immeasurable. The Pool Safety Resource provides a wealth of information to help families enjoy their swimming pools safely.

 

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Contents

Preface
Chapter 6Establishing and Communicating Pool
Chapter 7Enjoying the Pool Safely
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