In Southern California, swimming pools are part of our lives; especially inland from the coast where the weather can get hot, and the residents do not have the easy access to cool ocean breezes.  Unfortunately, swimming pools can be deadly for children; drowning accidents as well as serious slip and falls happen all too often.  This can be caused by unsafe surface areas around the pool or lack of adult supervision.  Other factors include lack of safety and rescue equipment; improper pool covers or barriers around the pool; unsafe pool drains; and defective diving boards.