As the weather starts to warm up, neighborhood swimming pools will start opening up and you and your family may want to go swimming together. Whether you have a pool in your own backyard or you go to a local public pool, there are various safety regulations and restrictions that you are probably already aware of. However, as summer arrives, it’s crucial that you stay vigilant and aware of the dangers you and your family could be facing while relaxing near a swimming pool.
What Swimming Pool Hazards Should I Be Aware Of?
- Exploding swimming pool filters: One danger that you can encounter while swimming is a defective swimming pool filter. If a pool filter is not installed correctly, it can collapse under water pressure and seriously injure you or a family member. Injuries can include head trauma, nerve damage, lacerations or even death.
- Slippery surfaces: The surrounding surface of a pool or jacuzzi will constantly be wet and slippery, so it’s vital that children and adults walk carefully when they are entering and exiting the body of water. Slipping and falling near a pool can result in deadly injuries and potential premises liability lawsuits.
- Unsupervised children: Drowning in swimming pools occurs often during the summer, especially involving children that are swimming alone. Make sure your kids have a buddy or adult with them at all times and ensure they don’t play any dangerous games in the water.
- Reckless behavior: Both adults and children should be aware of the dangers of reckless actions around a swimming pool. Adults should never be drunk in or around a pool, and children should not run or push each other near the pool.
Families and friends should not hesitate to go swimming once it gets sunny outside, but everyone should be safe and fully aware of the hazards that could be present. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool, you could receive damages if it can be proven that someone else was negligent and/or at fault. Contact us at the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia today for your free consultation.