If you have a swimming pool on your property or one nearby, odds are you will be using it a lot this summer. Kids are out of school, there are lots of hours of sunlight, and it is hot in Pasco County, which makes the pool THE SPOT for parties, barbecues, and many other get-togethers with friends and family. However, pools can be dangerous, so make sure you follow these swimming pool safety tips to minimize the risk of an accident.
Install A Fence And Gate Around The Pool
Pools need to have a barrier around them. A gate and fence should be able to prevent young children from gaining access to the pool when they should not be out there. Your fence should be at least five feet tall, and have a gate with a latch that is well out of the reach of kids.
Keep Safety Devices On Hand
Lifesaving devices, such as life jackets and telescoping hooks, should be within reach sho that if swimmers run into trouble they can be helped. Always inspect these devices for any damages, and replace them as necessary.
Have Pool Rules To Limit HorsePlay
Make a list of pool rules and enforce them. Don’t run around the deck area surrounding a pool as a wet pool deck is slippery and one of the single biggest causes of pool-related injuries every year. Slipping and falling could result in serious injuries, and could be fatal if you slip and fall into the actual pool.
Adult Supervision Is A Must
Anytime you are at the pool with kids, make sure the pool premises is never without the supervision of an adult in case any dangerous situations arise.
As a pool owner, it is a good idea to know CPR and be able to administer it on a moment’s notice if an accident happens. Immediately performing CPR after a drowning incident can not only save a life, but it can significantly reduce the possibility of any lasting injuries or side effects as a result. The American Red Cross offers CPR certification classes for a low cost.
If your child has been hurt at someone else’s pool, you may have legal options to seek financial compensation for damages. Our Pasco County Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help – call us today at 727-847-2299 to request a free initial case evaluation today or contact us online.