Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than one minute in as little as one inch of water.

There is usually no warning, such as screams or splashing. We recommend having multiple layers of water safety protection: Make sure there is an isolation fence around the pool, separating the pool from the house and the surrounding yard. It should be at least 4 feet high, with self-latching and self-locking doors. Install secondary barriers such[…]