On the hottest days of summer, few activities are more inviting than jumping into a cool, clean swimming pool. However, few ordinary activities are as dangerous as jumping into a swimming pool if you or your young loved ones are ill-prepared to deal with the safety hazards which accompany swimming in the summertime.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the population of Americans most likely to suffer swimming pool drowning tragedies is children between the ages of one and four. These toddlers and tikes are curious, energetic and practically fearless. In addition, most of them cannot swim with any kind of proficiency. As a result, they are likely to toddle curiously into pools if they are unattended even for a moment or two.