By Leslie Terjesen on Monday, June 6, 2016

Teach children to get into the pool feet first unless they know for sure that is is more than 9 feetl deep.  Only then is it sfe to dive, and only when an adult is watching them.

Stop horseplay around the pool.  Don't let your kids run or ride bikes near the edge of the pool.

 Don't let kids eat, drink or chew gum in the pool.  they might end up choking.

Teach children to never use a pool, hot tub or sp that's missing a drain cover.  They should let a prent or lifeguard know if a drain cover is broken, loose or missing, and avoid the water until the cover has been fixed.