Children playing near water must be supervised at all times!! Children are curious by nature and will attempt anything if given the chance. Children have drowned in as little as a bucket of water that a parent was using to wash a car, have drowned when left alone in a bathtub or near a pool or open water. It is the responsibility of the parent or pool owner to ensure that children are not left unattended near a body of water.
A pool owner should make sure there is a locked gate surrounding an in-ground pool or make sure the ladder is removed from an above-ground pool. When near open water, proper life-saving floatation devices must be used. Above all else, remember that children near water must be supervised at all times!