Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 4:40 pm    

Swimming is an excellent way to enjoy an afternoon with family and friends. It is always an excellent form of exercise that many people use to stay physically fit and healthy. However, pool accidents are more common that you may realize. Pool accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. If you have a pool, it is vital that you take steps to protect yourself and others.

Pool accidents can happen in a matter of seconds. Do not let your family or friends become victims of pool accidents.

Safety Tips for Avoiding Pool Accidents

  • Never leave children unattended in the pool area regardless of their age and/or swimming expertise.
  • Secure pool covers according to manufacturer’s instructions and always remove pool covers completely from the pool area when not in use.
  • Enclose your pool on all sides by a fence that has a self-closing, self-locking gait.
  • Keep furniture and other objects away from fences to reduce the temptation to climb over the fence to access the pool.
  • Always keep pool safety equipment near the pool and teach everyone how to use the safety equipment.
  • Take an emergency life-saving course. Enrolling the entire family in CPR courses is even better.
  • Anyone, including adults, who do not know how to swim should wear life-jackets or personal flotation devices.
  • Never swim during storms or inclement weather.
  • Never swim after consuming alcohol in excess or using drugs that can impair your abilities.
  • Put all pool toys away when not in use.
  • Do not run or play in the pool area.
  • Install a telephone near the pool in case of emergency.
  • Cover all drains and inspect drains routinely to ensure the covers are in good working order. Replace damaged covers immediately.
  • Ensure the pool has clear depth markers.
  • Install non-slip strips on stairs and steps. Make sure handrails are strong and in good working order.
  • Install lights in and around the pool and replace worn bulbs immediately.

By taking a few minutes each day to inspect your pool and the area around your pool, you can save lives and prevent pool accidents. For more information on pool safety, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pools and Spas page.

Pool Accidents and Premises Liability Claims

If you have been injured in a pool accident on another person’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation under California’s premises liability laws. Pool owners have a duty to take measures to protect guests who use their pool and other visitors on their property. If the owner fails in this duty and someone is injured, the pool owner may be held liable for any damages.

In order to determine if you are entitled to receive compensation under a personal injury lawsuit, contact our office to request a free legal consultation. Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website. We help accident victims and their families seek justice from the person or party responsible for their injuries.

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