Abbey's Hope is proud to partner with the Zac Foundation to create an educational on-line tool that explains the hidden dangers of pool drains. In this online tool, "Hidden Hazard: One thing to know before your kids jump in the pool", we explain:

  • What  drain entrapment is and how it occurs in spas and pools
  • The potentially hazardous swimming environment unsafe drains can post
  • How to identify safe and unsafe pool drain covers
  • What steps pool and spa owners can take to prevent entrapment
  • What steps parents can take to prevent entrapment


The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips