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You might think in terms of ladders, cleaners, and nets when considering the pool supplies you need. However, safety supplies are just as important. Too many children drown in pools each year and even experienced adult swimmers are not immune to this risk. To be prepared, every pool owner should have basic pool-safety supplies on hand.
Your collection of life-saving pool equipment should include a long pole that is at least 12 feet long. This pole should have blunt ends and be strong, yet lightweight. You should also have a throwing rope that is equal to one and a half times the length of the pool or 50 feet. Attach the rope securely to a ring buoy. The ring buoy should be at least 15 inches in diameter. Alternatively, you could use a similar flotation device.