WESTON, W.Va. – With summer right around the corner, pool safety concerns are on the rise. According to The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, ten people drown each day here in the United States and of those ten, two of them are under the age of fourteen.
“I think the main thing to be aware of before jumping into the pool is the depth of the water. You want to make sure that you’re comfortable with where you are, you can touch where you are especially if you’re in an area and you’re not an experienced swimmer,“ said Erin Freeman, Lewis County pool manager.
According to the C.D.C, a common safety tip most people over look is applying sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in as little as fifteen minutes, by wearing proper protection like sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses you can reduce potential harm from sun exposure.
Other safety tips include keeping an eye on small children and ensuring those around you are adequate swimmers.