5 Swimming Pool Drowning Types You Need to Know For This Summer

Over the years, the majority of children who drown in swimming pools usually do so around the summer months. While it is a season to get out and enjoy the water with beach shorts and the sun screen, it is important to ensure that your family is safe and you are aware of accident prevention knowledge around the pool. Majority of parents are not aware about the different types of drowning and here are the 5 different types of drowning you need to know about so you will be prepared this summer.

1. Passive

Passive drowning occurs among small children when they submerge under water and they slide under and stay down in the swimming pool. This happens since young children are unable to hold their heads back up therefore submerging towards the swimming pool bottom. Life guards have received training where they are taught to search for young children at the bottom when it’s reported that one has drowned. This is a fact many parents are unaware off since they don’t have the necessary training. As a parent, you need to supervise your children when they are swimming or have them wear life jackets.

Child Safety in Pools
Prepare yourself this summer by knowing the 5 different types of drowning.

2. Wet

Experts refer to this type of drowning as classic since it happens when one’s lungs fill up with water when they get to submerge and they are unable to swim to the surface. When a person is submerged below the water level and they are unable to breathe for a certain period of time, the brain signals the lungs to breathe therefore instead of air, water flows into the lungs instead. This harms the lining of the lungs which leads to death if the person is not saved early. This type of drowning can be prevented by ensuring your children have received the right swimming lessons and are under constant adult supervision.

3. Active

Active drowning occurs when an individual starts to aggressively splash on the water while waving and shouting at the same time. This is common among adults and the teenagers since they have the ability of recognizing when they are in trouble.

4. Secondary

Secondary drowning occurs when an individual while submerged inhales a small amount of water. This water damages the lining of one’s lungs therefore leading to inflammation. When this occurs, the lungs are unable to transmit oxygen and results in fluid leaking into the lungs. Since this occurs to victims of near drowning experience, it may lead to the victim silently drowning.

5. Dry

This is a type of drowning happens without water entering the lungs. This occurs when a spasm of the larynx prevents air from getting into the lungs and therefore leading to drowning.

Pool Fences Can Help Prevent Pool Drownings

Homeowners with swimming pools should strongly consider having pool fences installed around their pools for the safety of their children and family members. A pool fence can help prevent children from unsupervised access to the pool. A removable mesh pool fence is the recommended pool safety barrier solution. Mesh pool fences are available in different styles, can be erected quickly, and can be removed quickly in case the pool is required. Pool fences are made to be strong therefore children are unable to knock them down. Contact your local All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers dealer to install your pool fence today.

Share on Social!

You might also enjoy:

Residential backyard with an irregular shaped swimming pool
5 Money Saving Tips for Swimming Pool Owners

Pool ownership costs can compound quickly, but saving smartly is key. This article shares safe, money-saving tips for pool owners. Learn to optimize chemical use, harness pool safety benefits, and embrace efficient equipment. DIY winterization and cost-effective safety fences ensure savings without sacrificing safety for your backyard haven.

Beautiful residential backyard showing a large swimming pool and a brick pool deck
Pool Deck Options for a Safe Swimming Area

When creating a safer swimming pool area, you have several pool deck options. Whether you choose a removable mesh pool deck fence or a swimming pool safety cover, barriers are only one part of a comprehensive pool deck safety plan. Learn our top tips for protecting your loved ones.

black mesh pool safety cover installed on a rectangular swimming pool
Mesh Pool Cover Repair Tips

Pool cover repair can help save you money while keeping your swimming pool protected from unsupervised access that increases the risk of accidental drowning. Learn our top safety cover repair trips and when you need to call a professional.

Connect with a Pool Safety Professional

Enter your zip code to locate an independent installer in your area

Find a Local Installer

Enter your zip code to locate an independent installer in your area

Get Started!

Enter in your zip code to let us know where your pool is located.

Color Variations

Colors on your screen or brochure may not match the actual color of your product.

Due to the many variations in monitors, phones, and browsers, color samples and product examples may appear different on different screens. Computers and mobile devices are not all calibrated equally and color reproduction on the Internet is not precise. The same is true for printed items such as brochures and other sales literature. 

In addition, the colors of our products photograph differently under different lighting conditions. For example, photos taken in full sunlight will vary from photos taken on a cloudy or overcast day. Similarly, shadows from nearby objects can affect the color and transparency of our products. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Colors will vary from batch to batch.

Many of our products’ materials are not available through typical stores and vendors and therefore must be custom manufactured specifically for our use. In order to control costs and provide you with the best value possible, our raw materials are produced in large batches and can often take several months to receive. The colors of our materials can, and often do, vary slightly from batch to batch. Although we make every effort to minimize color variations, we cannot be responsible for these differences when they occur. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Color names are subjective and may not be what you think the color should be.

For example, we use the name “putty” to describe some of our products. Your idea of the color “putty” may be different than someone else’s idea of “putty”. In addition, products may have the same color name but may not be the exact same color. For example, we have different shades of “black”. Please do not order using color names as your only guide. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

If it is important that your product be an exact color or shade, it is highly recommended that you inspect the actual product prior to its installation and address any concerns with your local independent installer. Most independent installers do not offer refunds or accept returns due to color variations.