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Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

To help prevent drowning
(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.
The Poolsafety.gov website says pool owners should take these precautions to keep curious youngsters safe:
Install around any pool or spa a fence at least 4 feet high with self-latching gates. Install a lockable safety cover over the pool. Install door alarms and window guards on the back of the home if it serves as a wall to enclose the pool. Equip the pool with gate and pool alarms that will let you know if a child goes near the pool. Make sure pool drains are compliant, and that pool covers don't need repair. Use an underwater alarm or surface wave for additional protection.
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