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10 Important Pool Safety Tips For Parents

A water safety expert explains the rules every adult should know and follow.

“Swimming is awesome. It’s fun. It’s restorative. [Water is great] but it needs to be respected for its potential danger,” says William Ramos, associate director of Indiana University Aquatics Institute. Read on for his top tips.

Over 80% of drownings happen at home pools. “Unauthorized access is by far the biggest contributor to fatal and non-fatal drownings at home pools,” Ramos says. Check to make sure all entries from the house to the pool (even doggy doors and sliding doors) can be secured.Kymberlie Dozois Photography/Image Source/Getty Images