Call for backyard swimming pool ban to save kids causes outrage

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jo-abiRead Sunshine Coast Daily

A call to ban backyard pools in Australia has caused outrage on social media.

Jo Abi, a regular writer for ivillage.com.au, said that if swimming pools were banned children’s lives wouldn’t be put “at risk”.

“The reason I started thinking about the banning of backyard pools was because February is the month in which most children drown and we are coming up to that,” Mrs Abi said. [… ]

But people commenting on Facebook disagreed with Mrs Abi, saying that everyone should have the right to enjoy a backyard swimming pool.

“Looks like Australia is fast becoming the unlucky country,” Sharon Anderson said.

“People have a right to enjoy their life and if having a pool is one of them, then so be it. We have owned property with pools, but ours was always fenced properly, even before the laws were in place.”

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