With summer upon us, I have been thinking and hearing more about pool safety. In one of my email mommy groups, a mom shared a good experience with Safety Turtle, a pool and spa safety alarm system. Intrigued, I looked into this product further (and S File™ readers get a special discount!), which led me to read more about water safety and water-related fatalities and injuries. Below are some highlights that I hope will provide useful perspective.
In this write-up:
Statistics on Water Fatalities and Injuries
Men and Children are at Higher Risk
Other Noteworthy Things That I Read
Drowning Prevention: Implement Layers of Protection
Until recently, I didn't know to think of water safety in terms of "layers of protection." The websites of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have good tips on prevention. A summary is below:
A mom recently emailed a group of moms to say that she had just used a water-entry alarm system by Safety Turtle and had a good experience.
From its website: Safety Turtle® is a family of Wireless Alert products designed to enhance security in the home and in the workplace.
Originally introduced in 1998 as a “last layer of protection” for young children near water, the Safety Turtle personal immersion alarm has been adapted for pets, patients doing water physiotherapy, for workers near water hazards, to automatically alert lifeguard rescues, and as a “wireless lanyard” www.powerboatsafety.com to prevent propeller injury with falls overboard. The Safety Turtle wireless gate alarm introduced in 2006 satisfies the need of home owners [and the hospitality sector] to remotely monitor pool and property fence gates.
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I haven't tried the Safety Turtle yet but will be seriously looking into it. PoolCenter.com is generously offering readers of The S File™ 15% off any order over $50 for any product in its safety category, including of course, the safety turtle products. Just enter "SAFETY15" at PoolCenter.com. Offer expires August 31, 2010.
Sources: (1) Source: "Unintentional Drowning: Fact Sheet" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2) ”Prevention of Drowning”; PEDIATRICS Vol. 126 No. 1 July 2010, pp. e253-e262. 253-e262. Published online May 24, 2010
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