The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has recently announced a collaboration with the Michael Phelps Foundation, joining more than 1000 Pool Safely partners together to inform individuals and families nationwide about the importance of being safer in and around the water.
Michael Phelps, the World’s most decorated Olympian, and greatest swimmer in the history of the sport, with his Foundation, will help educate millions of Americans and their families about the simple water safety steps that can save lives. Phelps was quoted: “We are committed to helping people have a better understanding of how to be safer, yet still have fun, in and around the water.”
According to the CPSC, limiting access (to the water) is the most important element when it comes to preventing fatal and non-fatal drownings. Proper safety covers over a pool or spa can prevent children from gaining access to the water without an adult present. We would see a dramatic decline in the number of fatal and non-fatal drownings that occur each year in pools and spas, if owners and operators followed these Pool Safely Precautions:
The CPSC adds, “You should also ask your local authorities if there are additional requirements for pool and spa owners in your local or state codes.” It is important to remember that barriers are just one layer of protection to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings. Never leave a child unattended in or near the water, and always designate an adult Water Watcher children are in the pool or spa.
Content Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pool Safely