Do you have a pool and children? Many Inland Empire residents would love a pool, especially on a day like today when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school. Next week is Pool Safety Week, and we take safety very seriously at PDR Inland Empire.
Here’s why: An annual average of 390 pool or spa-related drownings for children younger than 15 occurred between 2007 and 2009, and 75 percent of child drowning fatalities are children younger than five years old. African American and Hispanic children between the ages of 5 and 14 drown at higher rates than white children. Why? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who conducted the survey, found that 70 percent of African American children and 62 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim. [Read more…]