Planning on staying cool at the pool? Safety first!

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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – More than 80% of all drownings occur in residential pools. That statistic comes from the National Safety Council.

If you’re tempted to take a dip in the pool this weekend, pools officials are urging you to be extra careful, especially when kids are in the water.

​If you have plans to go to a local pool or if you have a pool at home, pool officials are reminding us to use common sense.  ​

Make sure kids swim with a friend if they aren’t strong swimmers and always keep an eye on them, even if there are lifeguards around. ​

The rules are there for a reason, to protect the guests. If they follow them, there’s a less likely chance, they will have an accident.”

Mike Potts, Oglebay Director of Operations

Oglebay’s Crispin Center Outdoor Pool told 7News they haven’t seen any cases of drowning this summer. Not even close calls. ​

Oglebay’s pool is open for a swim any day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It’s open a bit later Wednesdays and Fridays for Family Fun Nights. ​

The pool will remain open until Labor Day weekend.

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