Pool Drain Covers Help Reduce Entrapment Risk

When the five-year-old son of singer Usher Raymond nearly drowned last week after getting stuck in a pool drain, it opened many parents’ eyes to the importance of pool safety.

There were 79 injuries and 12 deaths associated with pool drain entrapment between 1999 and 2009, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

I spoke with WJZ reporter Linh Bui about steps pool owners can take to reduce the risk of pool drain entrapment, such as installing pool drain covers. Video of the interview is below:

About Gary Hohne

Gary Hohne is President & CEO of Hohne Pools, a Maryland pool company.

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