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    • Facts from the CPSC Nearly 650 hundred children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools every year. Hospital emergency room treatment is required for more than 3,100 children under 5 years old who were submerged in residential pools. US –Consumer Product Safety Commission
    • Facts from the CPSC • Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under the age of 6 in Florida, California, Arizona and Oregon
    • Facts from the CPSC • Individuals in the 5-9 year-old category had the highest frequency of entrapment reports
    • However… • Many adults have died after getting trapped at uncovered pool drains • Several entrapments are not being reported to the CSPC
    • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act • Law enacted by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007, to prevent the hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas. • The law became effective on December 19, 2008.
    • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act • Law applies only to Public Pools. • Why not to residential pools? 80% of the children drownings occur at residential pools!!
    • Pool Hazards •Drain Entrapment •Unsupervised kids drownings •Slippery surfaces
    • Drain Entrapment • Single main drain systems and flat drain grates pose the greater risk at pools • Chemical degradation of covers and other parts.
    • Types of Entrapment • Hair Entrapment
    • • Limb Entrapment
    • • Body Entrapment
    • • Disembowelment Evisceration
    • Pump suction force demonstration
    • Our neighbor, 5 year old Miguel Marin, survived after being trapped at an in-ground spa for about 5 minutes under water
    • Unfortunately many others have not been that lucky 14 year old – British Boy died at 7 year old Virginia Graeme Thailand Baker Secretary of State Water Park Bakers' granddaughter
    • Are Kids Out of Sight? They Shouldn’t Be! • Children must be supervised and within your sight AT ALL TIMES while in the pool. • A telephone must be available in the pool area to call 911, in case of any emergency
    • Entrapments can be prevented • US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend pool owners to have many layers of protection to prevent drownings
    • Layers of Protection 1. Swimming Classes
    • Layers of Protection 1. 0 2. Education and awareness about entrapment danger at any public or residential pool
    • Layers of Protection 3. Goggles and Floating Devices
    • Layers of Protection 4. Barriers, fences
    • Layers of Protection 5. Pool Alarms, Window Alarms
    • Layers of Protection 6. Certified Drain Covers
    • Layers of Protection 7. Safety Vacuum Release Systems SVRS
    • A pool evaluation by an expert Can give you peace of mind
    • Layers of Protection • Swimming Lessons • Education and danger awareness • Goggles and Floating devices • Pool barriers, fences. • Pool alarms and Window Alarms • Certified Drain Covers • Safety Vacuum Release System