Pool Safety [infographic]

May 24, 2012 |  by  |  Health
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I’ve been doing a lot of laying out by the pool, so naturally I found this infographic about pools. Luckily the people at our complex take good care of our pool, and we don’t have a lot of children swimming. But in other settings, pool safety is serious business.

Many horror stories have been told of people getting their hair caught in pumps and drowning. Little did I know, people can drown from simply having their body pulled down by the filtration system. The infographic suggests you do a spatula maneuver to wedge the victim free in these cases. I must admit I didn’t know it was possible to be stuck there, usually when I swim to the bottom the suction is very weak. Also my apologies the infographic seems to only focus on the state of Washington, but I’m sure this info is somewhat applicable everywhere else. [Via]

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