As backyard pools across the country get ready for months of summer swimming, it seems a fitting time to remind all of our readers of the need for pool safety.

Take a moment to review the safety suggestions on the CPSC’s website.

Fences, alarms, first aid equipment–it seems like common sense, but pool accidents with children are still far too common. And a good number are preventable. Check in with and make sure that you–or any of your pool-owning friends–are doing all they can to ensure the safest pool environment possible.