Recently, this blog tackled the topic of drowning. As explained in that blog post, many people are killed each year when they drown in public and private pools, lakes and other bodies of water. Of these victims, many are young children who are unable to swim or who are poorly supervised.
After seeing these statistics, you may be wondering if public pools need to take precautions to prevent drowning. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that federal law does mandate some protections against public pool users. Under the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act pools must take certain precautions to prevent drowning caused by pool drain systems.