Thanks for the reminder!
My friend's 3 year old fell in a pool while we were all sitting around chatting, right there. He was playing quietly in the yard and around the pool area with his trucks. I voiced concern about him falling in. The mom wasn't concerned that the boy would fall in, because he "was afraid of the pool and hated the water". So much for that.
If someone hadn't been coming out of the house at that moment, and saw him fall in, it probably would have been too late by the time we discovererd him.
There were other kids in the pool that we were watching too, we were paying attention to them, and not the child outside the pool. It only takes a minute. I'll never forget that.
A local police chief said (after a child had drowned in a private swimimng pool last summer) "if everyone treated the backyard pool like a firepit or a bonfire, there wouldn't be so many drownings"