Enhance safety features in condo pools

In addition to improving the safety standards and designs of pools in hotels, similar measures should be applicable to condominiums with pools ("Hotel drownings 'inherently preventable'"; Aug 12).

Tragic cases of drowning, especially involving young children, in condominium pools are not unheard of.

Although the responsibility lies with parents or caregivers of the children, better pool designs, with clear water-depth markings, can alert parents and caregivers, so that they can stop children who are weak or non-swimmers from getting close to such areas.

A lifeguard manning the pool may be excellent, but this may not be practical or feasible in all condominiums, due to the additional cost.

Most of the drowning cases in pools are misadventures, and we can make an effort to prevent them from happening.

Lim Lih Mei (Ms)

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