The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) reports that summer is the most dangerous time of year in terms of drowning incidents, with an average of over 150 accidents each year during the hot months. Drowning happens extremely quickly and often occur before anyone is even aware someone has fallen in. Because of this, the USCPSC has advised the following measures be taken in order to reduce the chance of someone drowning in a pool:
-Having a float, reaching poll, life ring, or other lifesaving equipment by any body of water on someone’s property.
-Using a lockable cover on a spa to prevent children from getting in.