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Children's Pool La Jolla SealsGreetings from Jennifer Ross -  Realtor
If you haven't visited the 'Children's Pool', a small pocket cove in La Jolla, you are missing out!  I walked down after dinner on Prospect and was amazed at how many harbor seals and their pups were sleeping on the sand!  There is a security guard sitting  on the bench above the cove all night long.  He ensures that people don't get too close to the seals.  The guard was friendly and happy to point out all the new pups.  Ellen Browning Scripps may have intended this area for use as a children's swimming hole,  but I think the seals are here to stay.  What a sight to see!
ABC's of Pool Safety
Summer time is here, so it's time to make sure we're brushed up on our pool safety rules.
A = Adult Supervision
  • Assign an adult to supervise children in and around the swimming pool and spa. This is needed whether there is one parent or guardian present or numerous adults present such as during a family event or party. 
  • Maintain constant eye-to-eye supervision with children in and around the swimming pool and spa.
  • Remove children from the swimming pool and spa area for any distraction such as a telephone call, use of restroom, etc.
  • Issue the adult supervisor an item such as a whistle, bracelet, etc. to reinforce which adult is in charge of the safety of the children. 
  • Floaties or other inflatable flotation devices are not life jackets and should never be substituted for adult supervision.
  • Maintain a clear view (no trees, bushes or other obstacles) from the home to the swimming pool and spa.
  • Ensure any adult responsible for the children know the emergency services telephone number and also your location address in the event emergency personnel are needed to be called to the scene.
B = Barriers
  • Have a fence enclosure that isolates your swimming pool and spa from the home, play areas, front and side yards and the neighbor's yard.
  • Make sure all gates in the isolation fence are self-closing and self-latching.
  • Multiple layers of barriers isolating the pool and spa from children should be installed. In addition to an isolation fence, one or more of the following safety features can provide the additional protection necessary:
    • Approved swimming pool and spa safety cover
    • Approved swimming pool and spa alarm
    • Exit alarms on doors providing access to the swimming pool and spa
    • Keep all doors and windows leading to the swimming pool and spa area locked
    • Doors providing access to the swimming pool and spa equipped to be self-closing and self-latching with a release mechanism high enough to be out of the reach of a child.
    • The man-door from the garage should be self-closing and self-latching with a release mechanism high enough to be out of the reach of a child
    • Perimeter yard fence provided with a self-closing and self-latching gate
  • All chairs, tables, large toys or other objects that would allow a child to climb up to reach the gate latch or enable the child to climb over the isolation fence should be removed or kept inside the fenced area.
C = Classes
  • Learn how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 
  • Sign-up for a CPR class or to purchase an at-home training kit.
  • Enroll your child in swimming lessons. 
  • Take swimming lessons near you or contact your local city.
Famous Quotes
"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
Belva Davis.
Incredible Video 
Dan Pink RSAnimateDrive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
Author and motivational speaker Dan Pink illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.  The artist who animates the talk is very good!
Girl CartoonKids Share Their Wit and Wisdom 
You can never be too full for dessert.
Kelly, Age 10

It is ok to fail, but is is not ok to give up.
Kate, Age 8
If you read a book, it can take you to places you haven't been before.
Lindsay, Age 10

You never put a boyfriend before family. Family will always be there - boyfriends come and go.
Jessica, Age 16

Lying drives your conscience crazy.
Kyle, Age 10
You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
Patrick, Age 10
As always, feel free to give me a call 800-913-7677 with your real estate needs.  I appreciate your referrals.

Acedemic Earth 

Jennifer Ross

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