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Water Watchers – Don’t Go Swimming Without One

Add an Extra Level of Protect to Poolside Fun We all know it when it comes to summer poolside fun is always first on the brain. Whether it’s taking a dip or using your newly renovated pool as the backdrop for your next backyard soiree, swimming pools and summer go hand in hand. But too [...]

Girl Electrocuted While Playing Mini Golf

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A medical examiner says an 11-year-old New York girl was electrocuted while trying to retrieve a ball from a pond at a time-share resort's miniature golf course near Orlando. Orange County deputies say Ashton Jojo cried out in pain Wednesday afternoon as she stepped into the 2-foot-deep pond, according to the Associated [...]

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To Swim, or Not to Swim?

By Shelley Kimmons Bacote   Learning to swim is not a luxury; it’s a necessary life skill. Here’s what you need to know to get you and your children ready for the beach, pool, or water park. In late May, just before the start of summer break, an energetic group of friends were playing in [...]

Moms Talk: Summer Pool Safety

Ask many kids what their favorite summer activities are, and swimming is sure to be mentioned among their top picks. While swimming is an excellent way to cool off, burn energy and have fun, it can also be a danger to young swimmers. How can we, as moms (and dads, too), thwart danger? As with [...]

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Eat well and be safe this fourth of July

Outdoor Grill Safety The first step to cookout safety is using fresh food. Store meats and perishables in an insulated cooler to prevent bacterial growth. Gas grills an have an interior temperature of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, so teach children to steer clear! After grilling, be sure to dispose of charcoal properly. Firework Safety [...]

Swim Lessons for Children | Phoenix, Arizona

By Judy Hedding Many cities within the metro Phoenix area have extensive aquatic programs that include swimming lessons for all ages. You can check your city's recreation program to get specifics on program offerings, costs and locations. Here are some of the most highly populated cities with aquatics programs. Nonresidents may also be allowed to [...]

Pool Industry Feels the Strain of Drain Recall

By Rebecca Robledo | Pool & Spa News The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s far-reaching drain-cover recall is the largest in industry history. The action “[affects] hundreds of thousands of pools,” said Scott Wolfson, CPSC’s public affairs director. The agency classified the recall as voluntary because manufacturers are cooperating. But Wolfson sought to clear up [...]

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Breaking News: Drain Cover Recall

Just released!  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on many VGB certified drain covers installed since 2008. DRAIN COVER RECALL! Visit our parent company's page dedicated to the Drain Cover Recall The following manufacturers, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer pool and [...]

Kids’ Pool Safety Campaign Uses YouTube and Online Game

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a new kids safety education program in the hopes of lowering the number of pool drownings and injuries. Pointing to more than 210 children either drowning or hurt at pools and spas nationwide since Memorial Day, the CPSC announced the centerpiece of its pool safety program -- YouTube [...]

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Texas Bills Push for Water Safety

Texas Bills Push for Water Safety By Ben Thomas | 3.10.2011 Three drowning-prevention bills recently were introduced in the Texas legislature. A House bill (H.B. 673) would require the state’s Parks and Wildlife Department to produce an instructional video on water safety. A Senate bill (S.B. 770) would designate April as the state’s official Water [...]