Some parents may underestimate drowning risks of children, new poll suggests

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  As summer is upon us here in Southern California, a new poll has come out to support a position that we have long subscribed to which is that many parents underestimate their kids swimming ability. This also includes not only the young but pre-teens as well. This underestimation and … Continue reading

Crypto Outbreaks On The Rise Due To Urine In Pools

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We have gotten some bad news just in time for pool season and you are not going to like it one bit! Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday. Disgusting huh? What … Continue reading

Shallow Water Blackout – What Is It & How To Prevent It!

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Every Summer without fail we hear reports from all over the United States of deaths attributed to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB). This is something that can be experienced by the strongest military swimmers to small children in backyard pools. This type of drowning does not discriminate and is an equal … Continue reading

The Dangers of Water Wings (Floaties)

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Every year in Southern California and at most children’s pool parties, there is always an abundance of small kids wearing floaties also referred to as “water wings”. Our staff gets quite worried when seeing floaties on kids which attracts our attention on the deck. Although very popular among parents, floaties … Continue reading

The Dangers of Inflatable Slides

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Every year without failure, we find that many pool party hosts, event planners and others will rent a poolside inflatable slide which comes in many sizes from small to large. While renting an inflatable slide seems innocent enough, there are dangers associated with these slides and we would like to … Continue reading

How To Identify Drownings And They Are Not What They Seem!

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Drowning is the second-most common cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 14 (just behind motor vehicle accidents). In a 2004 study by a national safety group, 90 percent of children who drowned did so while under the care of an adult or a teenager and often these … Continue reading

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

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Summer is here and already Southern California sees increasing heatwaves that break records. If you aren’t careful and pay attention to what you are doing you can find yourself suffering from heat exhaustion or even continuing on into heat stroke. Those at most risk are those who push themselves too … Continue reading