25. Make Sure Pools Are Secured With a Fence and Alarm
The story is always the same. It’s a warm summer day, and both parents are at home. Each parent assumes that the other is supervising the young child. The child gets outside and decides to go swimming in the backyard pool.
Nobody hears the splash as the child gets into the water. Both parents freeze at the same moment as they realize that nobody is supervising. They get outside too late and find that the child has already drowned.
In order to prevent this scenario, if you have a pool at home, make sure that it is secured with a locked fence that is at least four feet high. Make sure that the back door and the fence are alarmed so that you are immediately notified if the child tries to get into the pool.