Sunday, July 12, 2009

Water safety - inlet vent

When swimming in a swimming pool or any other bodies of water which have an inlet sucking in water, do not get too near to the inlet. You could be sucked in, and even if you do not get sucked in, you could be pinned to the vent and unable to get away.

An example to show why this is very dangerous. A boy in Thailand dived into swimming pool to try to retrieve his goggles and got too near the water inlet leading to the pool's filtration system and got sucked in. He drowned