On blazing hot days there is not much else to do besides hopping in a nice cool pool. As fun as swimming is there is also a lot of risk to go with it.
During the summer months, time by the pool outside with your family can be a blast! However, pools can be dangerous, especially for children. Dr. Preeti Parikh shares 5 tips for pool safety, such as making sure proper supervision is in place and knowing the limits and swimming ability of those swimming in the pool.
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