Services: Have Bikini, Will Sit

More and more of the greater Los Angeles area is going under water every year. There are some 80,000 private pools, and new pool permits are issued at a rate of 12,000 a year. Two out of every nine pool owners in the U.S. live there and cavort in 1,600,000,000 gallons of precious rain water brought in by aqueduct every day. But into every pool of rain water somebody's little life may fall. From 1952 to 1959, 102 people drowned in the backyard. And the present accident rate costs Los Angeles some 30 lives a year. By law, pool...

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