Pool & Spa Safety Educational Video Transcript

[Video of a swimming pool sorrounded by chairs and palm trees]

Ming-Na: Hello, this is Ming-Na. Every year, approximately 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools and spas.

[Pool video displays “Every year, approximately 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools and spas”,
which is later replaced by “Thousands more are hospitalized”]

Ming-Na: Thousands more are hospitalized after close calls.

[Video shows an unresponsive child by a swimming pool, and a woman looking for help and trying to assist]

Ming-Na: Every single one of these deaths and injuries is preventable.

[Video shows a woman on a poolside observing a child swimming in the pool]

Ming-Na: Simple steps save lives. And not just one or two steps, but multiple ones must be taken at all times

[Video switches to a scene of a swimming pool surrounded by a protective fence]

Ming-Na: to ensure safety around pools and spas.

[Video displays a man fitting a protective cover on a spa]

Ming-Na: That’s what we mean by Pool Safely.

[Video displays the proper use of a pool alarm]

Ming-Na: So always apply as many of the following simple steps as possible

[Video displays a CPR demonstration, and then swiches to the POOL SAFELY STEPS:

Step 1: Supervision

Step 2: Fencing

Step 3: Pool & Spa Covers

Step 4: Alarms

Step 5: Safety Drain Covers

Step 6: Swimming Lessons

Step 7: Learning CPR

displayed over a background of trees reflected on a swimming pool]

Ming-Na: because you never know which safety step will save a life…until it does.

[On the screen, the Pool Safely Steps are replaced by the PoolSafely logo displayed above a white band, which contains the logos of SafeKids, CPSC, and NBPA]

[End]

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