Experts: Key to pool safety is supervision

After three Long Island children drowned in backyard pools so far this season, the American Red Cross recommends adhering to strict pool safety guideline to prevent other tragedies.

According to Matthew Crimmins, of Nassau's American Red Cross, adult supervision is key.

Crimmins suggests pool owners install fences at least 4-feet high completely around their pools. He says residents should also invest in motion detector pool alarms that sound if someone falls into the pool.

Finally, Crimmins recommends residents keep long reaching poles by the side of the pool in case of an emergency.

Other experts say children who live at homes that have pools should take swimming lessons.

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