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Clark Howard: Pool safety

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Updated: 7/10/2013 9:07 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We have a house that came with a swimming pool, and let me tell you something: That was not something we were looking for.

The house was something we wanted and the pool was there and it's kind of a pain to me. I don't want a pool! But my kids love it and every afternoon when it's hot out like this time of year, they want to jump in that pool.

But pools signify danger. Did you know for kids the number two cause of death is drowning in swimming pools?

So you as a parent, if you have a pool at your house, do you know there is a very easy way to improve the safety for your kids?

There are pool alarms. These pool alarms typically cost between $100 and $150, and they'll let you know if there's somebody in your pool.

So you may have a kid who wanders away and thinks they're OK for getting in the pool and next thing you know, where's your kid? With the pool alarms, they'll signal you and let you know that somebody is in that pool.

It could be the difference between life and death.

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