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    Metal skimmer covers and kids

    Just wanted to give a warning to those who have metal skimmer covers, or plan to get them.

    My 14 month old stood on one of them for less than 10 seconds and ended up with 2nd degree burns on her right foot. I knew they got hot, but did not realize they would burn someone like this. She will be fine, but I wanted to warn others of the hazard.
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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

    Oof! Ours are metal and one is in full sun.

    I'll warn the family. I hope your young one makes a rapid recovery.
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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

    Poor little thing. Bless her heart. We have them as well and yes, they do get really hot.

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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

    Maybe you could drop a door mat over them to protect tender little feet?
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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

    Any bare metal laying in the sun will get hot enough to do serious damage. Thanks for posting a reminder to be diligent about it. Maybe it'll save someone else from your little ones fate.

    Glad that she will be fine.
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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

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    I will be replacing with plastic ones until the kids are old enough. We often have many kids over and do not want to risk this happening again.

    She is recovering just fine. The foot looks awful, but she acts as if nothing happened and is walking on it just fine (bandaged of course).
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    Re: Metal skimmer covers and kids

    You should be able to replace the metal lids with plastic ones.

    As a rule, it might be a good idea to have little ones like that wear shoes outside. There are plenty of things out there that are capable of injuring little feet. Hot things are just one of them. Swim shoes are good things to have.

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