10 tips to keep your swimming pool safe this summer

On a sizzling summer day, there’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in a swimming pool. But that private oasis in your backyard can be a big safety hazard for kids.

More than 3,700 people drowned in the United States in 2016, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports. Drowning deaths are particularly prevalent among babies and toddlers. In fact, it was the leading cause of preventable death for 1- to 4-year-olds in 2016.

However, there are precautions you can take to protect your children while still letting them have fun in the pool this summer.

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