From the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas:
Swimming is one of the most popular activities during summer weather, and many choose to purchase a home swimming pool as it can bring years of family fun and could serve as permanent improvement to your property. Keep in mind, however, that each year thousands of American families confront tragedies at the swimming pool. BBB reminds owners to make safety a priority when planning and using a swimming pool.
“About one in five people who die from drowning are children younger than 14 years of age; for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “That’s why it’s so important for pool owners to take proactive measures to ensure a fun and safe swimming pool experience this summer.”