The Tragedy of Swimming Pool Deaths
Every summer Las Vegas is once again reminded about the tragedy of mixing unattended children with swimming pools. Parents and homeowners can attempt to safeguard these areas with alarms, fencing, and nets, but deaths still seem to occur. The impact is horrific on the families. Often the loss is preventable. The only sure way to avoid it is to keep children away from bodies of water including bath tubs, pools, jacuzzi spas, and lakes. Families with newborns should consider draining their pools or moving (yes moving) to a home that does not have such an attractive nuisance lying in wait for their most precious person.
It is impossible to imagine that a homeowner, nor a parent would leave a 1,000 foot hole in their backyard without filling it up–such a hazard is so dangerous, but it illustrates the point. Parents should balance the need of that swimming pool verses the fun in the sun it can bring. And be careful folks: watch who you invite over if you have a pool, since accidental drowing in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada is a tragic occurence that happens yearly.