Keeping Residential Pools Safe
Residential pools, while often the source of a lot of fun, can become dangerous if steps are not taken to promote safety and prevent disaster. According to Government statistics, approximately ten people in the United States die every day due to drowning. Further, it is estimated that there are approximately 5,000 near drowning accidents in the United States every year. Even putting aside the drowning statistics, other types of risks exist, such as slip and fall incidents and diving board accidents.
Due to the fact that these accidents can cause death and serious injury, home owners should take every step to ensure that their pool is as safe as possible to avoid tragedy.
Homeowners can make their residential pools safer by
- Placing the pool in an enclosure
- Installing motion sensors for unexpected trespassers
- Post Rules and enforce them
- Always supervise when children are swimming
- If you own a diving board, inspect the diving board on a regular basis
- Install as many non slip surfaces around the pool as possible
If you or a loved one suffered an injury because an owner of a residential pool failed to take proper steps to ensure safety, please call Carabin Shaw, P.C.