Pool safety essentials to live by

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Learning how to swim and perform CPR has the potential to save lives when spending time in pools. Valley News/Metro Creative Connection photo
TEMECULA – A backyard pool can be a wonderful hot weather oasis. Swimming immediately cools people off on hot and humid days and provides thorough exercise that works many different muscles in the body. Swimming and splashing in the pool is an entertaining activity for people of all ages.Though pools are great spaces to cool off, one downside of pool usage is the potential for drowning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that every year in the United States, there are an estimated 3,960 fatal unintentional drownings, an average of 11 drowning deaths per day. In addition, around 8,080 nonfatal drownings occur. It’s important to note that many of these incidents are unrelated to pool usage, as boating and even bathtub accidents contribute to drowning as well. But a 2
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