This summer's heat isn't the only thing posing some risks.

Just this week, a child drowned in a Byron pool, and another died while swimming in Warner Robins earlier this summer.

We wanted to take a closer look at how you can protect your child around your pool or other pools near your home.

It's hard to keep a close eye on children all the time.

You may have a pool in your backyard, but there a few things you can do to worry less and enjoy more fun this summer.

It's summer time, which means more time at the pool.

To Holly Stickler, having fun swimming is important, but to protect her children and children who live nearby, she always locks the gate.

"We do keep the gates locked when we're not out here, so we keep both gates locked. When we are out here, somebody always has to be out here with the children. We do not allow them to swim when no one is out here at all," said Stickler.

That includes friends and neighbors children, year round.

According to, parents should install multiple safety devices around pool areas.

They recommend you have safety rafts near by, gate alarms, and pressure-sensitive alarms around the pool.

"They know to not horseplay around here or all privileges will be completely revoked," Stickler said.

Holly says with recent drownings, she wants to do more to keep the area safe. "It makes me want to be a little more proactive with different safety things, things I didn't think about even though they've had swim lessons since they were 2."

In addition to all of the safety measures around the Sticklers' pool, they also say that close supervision is key.

According to the CDC, barriers such as pool fencing are key in preventing young children from drowning.

A 4-sided fence around a pool can cut down the risk by 83 percent.