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Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety
Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

* Northwest Metro
Cherokee, Floyd, East Cobb and North Cobb Counties

* West Metro
Carroll, Douglas and West Cobb Counties

However, it is always good to remind parents and children of water safety before they hit the pool for the first time.

For instance, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Simple Water Safety Can Save Lives" campaign, which educates the public about pool safety.

Officials would like to remind citizens to:

* Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa

* Always watch a child when (s)he is in or near water

* Teach children basic water safety tips

* Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment

* Have a telephone close by when children are using a pool or spa

* Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors