A new study found portable kiddie pools can be just as dangerous as in-ground pools.
The study said a child drowns in an inflatable or wading pool once every five days...that's about as many children who drown in deeper, in-ground pools.
They're about the size of a bathtub and may not look threatening, but temporary pools can be just as dangerous as ones ten times their size.
"Generally with those little pools you fill them up and you forget about them and you don't think to drain them, you don't put a fence around them because they're so small and cheap," said Vicky Atkinson, a paramedic at East Texas Medical Center.
And she's right. We found an inflatable pool sitting unattended in someone's front yard right here in Tyler.
Atkinson said she has responded to calls where children have drowned in just three inches of water.
Beth Miller, mother of two, said like most parents she's always reminding her kids of pool rules.
"It's something I try to tell them almost every time we come, like don't dive in the shallow areas and give them examples of why," Miller said.
Miller said her kids are around the pool almost every day.