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Pool safety reminder

Safety should be our #1 concern around the pool. We want to remind everyone to have a designated water watcher this summer.

Too many times an adult thinks that 'someone else' is watching the kids in the pool.

An innocent misunderstanding that can lead to a tragedy. Make sure your pool area stays safe by clearly communicating the "Water Watcher" duties. One or more responsible adults with their focus on the swimmers. Not phones, music, the barbecue or anything else.

Check out our re-post regarding the "Water Watchers" program:

Kids & Youth Swimming Pool Safety

There is nothing more important than keeping our kids safe around pools. Make sure you use the Ada County "Water Watchers" program at your home or community pool. It's free to download. As the designated Water Watcher, this individual will know they are in charge of watching anyone in or around the pool, avoiding distractions and familiarizing themselves with all pool safety equipment. Always watch children around the pool and never leave them unattended. Learn how to perform CPR on adults and children. Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors. Learn to swim and make sure kids do, too. Use your safety equipment! Pool covers and fence gates only work when they are closed. Educating your family about these life-saving rules will ensure a safe and fun swimming pool experience. Twitter: @poolsafely Photos: Videos:

Safety Tips: Swimming pools and spas are great places for family fun. It’s important to ensure everyone follows these simple safety steps to stay safer in and around the water.

Learn How to Keep Children Safer Around Pools and Spas

1. Supervise Children: Always watch children in or near water, never leave them unattended. 2. Learn to Swim: Teach children how to swim. 3. Know Your Drains: Teach children to stay away from drains. 4. Ensure Compliance: Ensure all pools and spas have compliant drain covers. 5. Install Safety Devices: Install barriers, covers and alarms. 6. Get Certified: Know how to perform CPR on children and adults. 7. Take the Pledge: Take the Pool Safely Pledge!

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