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Lack of Safety Knowledge – Prime Cause of Pool Accidents

Lack of Safety Knowledge – Prime Cause of Pool Accidents

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Via MyPoolSigns.com) While beating the heat at the pool, thousands of people every year fall victim to accidents in and around them. Pools are a great source of recreation but also accompanied with safety hazards. When pool accidents happen, the results can be fatal too. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 260 […]

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The deadline is today for hotel pools to comply with the ADA

The deadline is today for hotel pools to comply with the ADA

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

For people who require the use of a wheelchair, or have any other mobility disability, traveling for business or pleasure can be stressful. The accommodations at their home and workplace are known entities, but the restaurants, hotels, and conference centers of an unfamiliar city may pose hitherto unknown challenges of easy accessibility. For instance, swimming […]

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ADA pool lift regulations prove difficult for Ephrata’s curved pool design

ADA pool lift regulations prove difficult for Ephrata’s curved pool design

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ephrata (Pennsylvania) city officials are trying to figure out the best way to meet changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerning accessibility requirements in pools. According to the revised regulations, pools at public accommodations, hotels, inns, etc need to have a chair lift or a ramp. However, the Ephrata city pool’s design makes these […]

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Beach time? Make sure the water won’t make you sick

Beach time? Make sure the water won’t make you sick

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s summer, and for millions of Americans, that means beach parties and swimming. In fact, we make almost 2 billion trips to the beach every year! You might think natural bodies of water are safe from waterborne illnesses. But while the water at your local beach may look inviting, there’s a 1 in 10 chance […]

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What parents need to know about infant swimming

What parents need to know about infant swimming

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

When is the right time to teach kids to learn to swim? This question has vexed parents, swimming advocates and doctors for years. And it’s more than just academic: Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under age 4. Everyone agrees, one of the best protections against their drowning is learning […]

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Secondary drowning: essential facts

Secondary drowning: essential facts

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early June, Lindsay Kujawa went through every parent’s worst nightmare. With her back turned for just a second, her nearly 2-year-old son, Ronin, fell into a nearby spa, she wrote in her blog. Fortunately, she was close enough to quickly pluck him from danger. But the nightmare wasn’t over. Later that evening, she noticed […]

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4 common hot tub safety risks

4 common hot tub safety risks

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tragic death of four-year-old Cameron Nunez — who drowned after his arm became entrapped in his grandparents’ hot tub — is a good time to stop and think about spa safety. While much attention is focused on swimming pools when it comes to water safety, hot tubs, or spas, can be just as dangerous. […]

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4 common pool chemical mistakes (and how to avoid them)

4 common pool chemical mistakes (and how to avoid them)

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to swimming pools, drowning isn’t the only danger. Something much less understood but just as deadly — chemicals used to maintain water quality — can also cause serious injuries or even death when not handled or stored properly. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that nearly […]

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Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

Nonswimmers becoming health crisis in U.S. and U.K.

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The news out of Britain is ominous for an island nation: More than 50 percent of children age 7 to 11 can’t swim 25 meters, according to a new study. This in a country where swimming is actually a required skill for graduation! In America, lack of swimming skills is becoming a serious problem as […]

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Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

Want to reduce high minority drowning rates? Ensure pool access

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who thinks prejudice isn’t a serious issue in the United States should read a recent news story from Minneapolis. The story details one African American woman’s efforts to get a swimming pool built in her neighborhood. Tragically, the day after the pool was finally approved, a young black man drowned nearby. Sad as that […]

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