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When you are watching your child in the swimming pool, if you must leave for any reason (to answer a phone or knock on the door), always take your child with you and always close the gate to the swimming pool area.
While most gates are self-closing gates, you should still be sure that it is securely shut locked. Do this even if you are only leaving the area for a minute or two, because in most instances, that is all the time it takes children to drown or severely injure themselves.