A backyard pool or spa/hot tub can be fun but it's important to think about child safety when you install one. Most drownings of children ages 1 to 4 happen in residential swimming pools. Reports show that most young children who drowned in pools were:
- Last seen in the home
- Had been out of sight for less than five minutes
- Were in the care of one or both parents at the time
This is why pool fencing and other barriers are so important.