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Once you have a little one that's running around everything has to have new safety standards. The outlets, the furniture, and even the dog need to go through a safety refresher course. A safety pool cover should also be checked thoroughly (since it will be preventing your kids from taking an unmonitored swim). When looking for a swimming pool cover, make sure:
• The cover has been approved by the ATSM (American Society for testing and material)
• The cover is made of mesh netting so water can pass through
• There are no huge gaps where a child can get through
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|