Pool safety and the role of pool builders

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As a swimming pool builder, I was pleased to be invited to contribute to this important forum on pool safety. Nobody wants to live with knowing they contributed to ending the life of another person, let alone a child – surely the worst thing to live with. We all have enough stress in our normal … Read More

Apathy towards pool safety must be addressed

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By now everybody within the City of Johannesburg knows that I have been punting the idea of swimming pool safety, and for a long time too. Unfortunately we still lose children every year, especially those under 7 years of age, to drowning. And most of these are drownings in private / domestic swimming pools. When … Read More

A GP’s advice – planning for the unexpected

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In our practice we have unfortunately seen too many near drownings or accidental deaths due to drowning. These are always very horrifying experiences and some prevention and knowledge/training can make the difference between life and death. 75% of pool drowning victims are between 1 to 3 years old and, at the time, the child is … Read More