Patrol. Protect. Prepare. Become a Water Watcher!

| Drowning Prevention

June means summer is in full swing here in the valley.  Schools out, temperatures continue to rise and most importantly, pools are open!  We hope you make the most of this summer and you can do that by being a water watcher.  This includes following the three P’s, “Patrol, Protect, and Prepare”.  Patrolling the water while children are at play is essential, but another layer of safety is to protect.

  • Install a four-sided pool fence that completely separates the pool area from the house and yard
  • Use door and pool alarms to alert you if a child manages to get outside and to the pool or spa unsupervised
  • Remove floats, balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area immediately after use so children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised

Each state varies in their pool code so make sure to review what is required for Southern Nevada at the webpage Pool Code SNHD. A swimming pool can be a great source of relief from the heat, but make sure to always patrol, protect and prepare so everyone can enjoy many summers to come.

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