Taking a dip in the pool is one of the best ways to beat the heat during summer. However, pools can be a very dangerous place if people don’t act safely and responsibly. Follow our summer pool safety tips to ensure a fun and safe summer.
Summer Pool Safety Tips
- Walk, don’t run. Seriously. With people getting in and out of the pool, water has a tendency to get everywhere. This creates slick surfaces that can easily cause someone to slip and fall.
- Always have someone supervising. Do not assume everyone in the pool knows how to swim. For kids, make sure they don’t stray into the deep end and always make sure they have floatation devices on them. For adults, keep an eye out for anyone who looks like they are struggling to stay afloat.
- Leave the tricks to the professionals. While many pool-goers might enjoy doing flips and other tricks off the diving board or the edge of the pool, these can be dangerous activities.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen. You might think being in the water will protect you from harmful UV rays, but it doesn’t. Regularly apply sunscreen to prevent serious sunburns.
- Stay hydrated. Just because you are in water doesn’t mean you can’t get dehydrated. Get plenty to drink to avoid dehydration.
- Drink responsibly. Many people enjoy alcohol when they are relaxing in the pool, but too much can impair judgment and lead to dangerous situations.
While many people enjoy going to a neighborhood pool to cool off, some homeowners might have their own private pool in the backyard. If this is the case, it’s important to understand the responsibilities of pool ownership. Pools are considered an “attractive nuisance,” meaning they are alluring to children but can also cause them great harm. As a property owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your pool safe from children who do not understand the danger of drowning. This is most commonly done by placing a fence around the pool to help keep children out.
Liggett Law Group: Attractive Nuisance Attorneys
If your child has been injured in a pool on another’s property, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible. The attorneys of Liggett Law Group can review the details of your situation and help you determine who is liable for your child’s injuries. Call us today for a free consultation.