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Facts from the CPSC
  Nearly 650 hundred children under 5 years old
drown in swimming pools every year.

  Hospital emerge...
Facts from the CPSC

• Drowning is the
  number one cause of
  accidental death for
  children under the
  age of 6 in Flo...
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 bein...
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and
          Spa Safety Act

• Law enacted by Congress and signed by
  President Bush on Decem...
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and
           Spa Safety Act
• Law applies only to Public Pools.
• Why not to residential pool...
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...
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 ...
Unfortunately many others have
      not been that lucky




                              14 year old –
                 ...
Are Kids Out of Sight? They Shouldn’t Be!

• Children must be
  supervised and within
  your sight AT ALL
  TIMES while in...
Entrapments can be prevented
• US Consumer Product Safety Commission
  recommend pool owners to have many
  layers of prot...
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 bar...
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Facts from the CPSC • Individuals in the 5-9 year-old category had the highest frequency of entrapment reports
  4. 4. However… • Many adults have died after getting trapped at uncovered pool drains • Several entrapments are not being reported to the CSPC
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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!!
  7. 7. Pool Hazards •Drain Entrapment •Unsupervised kids drownings •Slippery surfaces
  8. 8. Drain Entrapment • Single main drain systems and flat drain grates pose the greater risk at pools • Chemical degradation of covers and other parts.
  9. 9. Types of Entrapment • Hair Entrapment
  10. 10. • Limb Entrapment
  11. 11. • Body Entrapment
  12. 12. • Disembowelment Evisceration
  13. 13. Pump suction force demonstration
  14. 14. Our neighbor, 5 year old Miguel Marin, survived after being trapped at an in-ground spa for about 5 minutes under water
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Entrapments can be prevented • US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend pool owners to have many layers of protection to prevent drownings
  18. 18. Layers of Protection 1. Swimming Classes
  19. 19. Layers of Protection 1. 0 2. Education and awareness about entrapment danger at any public or residential pool
  20. 20. Layers of Protection 3. Goggles and Floating Devices
  21. 21. Layers of Protection 4. Barriers, fences
  22. 22. Layers of Protection 5. Pool Alarms, Window Alarms
  23. 23. Layers of Protection 6. Certified Drain Covers
  24. 24. Layers of Protection 7. Safety Vacuum Release Systems SVRS
  25. 25. A pool evaluation by an expert Can give you peace of mind
  26. 26. 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
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