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Poolandspa.com and KVBC NBC TV
Sponsor "Pooling Together...Saving Lives"
Pool Safety Campaign
June 10, 2008
Poolandspa.com News, Las Vegas, NV
Poolandspa.com, a Nevada based internet retailer,
has teamed up with KVBC and NBC Las Vegas TV, to sponsor a child
safety awareness campaign called "Pooling Together....Saving Lives".
This campaign promotes swimming pool safety tips to remind southern
Nevada homeowners that swimming pools can be dangerous if not
protected properly by a few simple safety devices.
Poolandspa.com President Daniel Harrison is the
spokesman for the TV spot, which was produced by NBC TV in May of
2008. The campaign will run from May through the end of August
2008 on the local NBC affiliate KVBC during such popular shows as
The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Days of Our Lives, Montel Williams, Dr.
Phil and during the morning, noon and evening news programs.
The ads will also play on the KVBC web site, their Weather Plus
online service, Cox cable TV, the Poolandspa.TV and Poolandspa.com
web sites, as well as on YouTube.
The key tips promoted are that supervision is the
key to pool safety. Combine it with a variety of barriers and safety
devices such as fences, latched gates, locked doors, pool covers and
more, and hopefully drownings can be prevented.
Although swimming pools are a lot of fun for both
children and adults, following a few simple tips can ensure the
safety of all swimmers!
Protect children from drowning by following these
pool safety tips:
Never leave a child alone near any body of water, even for a moment.
Never use floaties or other inflatable toys as life jackets or as
substitutes for adult supervision.
Never leave toys in or near the pool, so children aren’t tempted to
reach for them and accidentally fall into the water.
Keep rescue equipment, such as a shepherd’s hook or life preserver,
and a telephone by the pool.
Install a fence at least four feet high around all four sides of the
pool to separate your house from the pool. Any openings should be no
more than four inches wide so children cannot squeeze through the
Use gates that self-close and self-latch, with latches at least 54
inches high (above a child’s reach).
Keep tables and chairs away from the pool fence to prevent children
from climbing into the pool area.
Power operated pool safety covers are the safest and easiest covers
to use. Solar/floating pool covers are not safety covers and do not
provide adequate protection from drowning.
Keep doors and windows leading to the pool, including doggy doors,
closed and locked when not in use.
Doors and windows should be alarmed to alert family members when
Parents, grandparents and babysitters should learn CPR and be able
to rescue a child if needed. Mount CPR instructions by the pool.
Enforce rules such as “No running, No pushing, No dunking” and
“Never swim alone.”
Never consider children to be “drown-proof” despite
swimming skills, previous swimming lessons or
experience. Children should always be supervised while