Posted on:Jun 19, 2020

Summer Swimming Safety: Tips for Pool Owners and Visitors

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We know when you own a pool you may have one of the most popular houses in the neighborhood. Who doesn’t want to come jump in the pool on a hot, summer’s day? However, when you are the owner of a pool, that puts you at a higher risk for injuries and accidents, which means you need to keep your property maintained and safe for your family and visitors. If someone is injured on your property because you did not maintain your pool area or enforce safety rules while swimming, you may be faced with a personal injury lawsuit. Do yourself and your friends a favor and keep these tips in mind before jumping into the pool. 

  • Avoid Alcohol. We know that for many adults, sipping on a cold beverage by the pool is relaxing. However, when it comes to drinking alcohol and going for a swim, the two should never mix. Alcohol can lower your defenses and cause you not to think properly. Opt for sparkling water mixed with juice instead. 
  • Always Check For Damage. No matter what kind of pool you have, there is always the possibility that it is showing signs of wear and tear. The metal that is supporting your above ground pool may be rusted and need to be replaced or you may have rips in the sides of the pool. Your in-ground pool may have cracks or loose sides that need to be repaired. Always give it a quick look before allowing people to swim. 
  • Keep the Pool Clean. After a long day of playing in the pool, it’s easy to forget the toys and leave them floating. However, this can be tempting for young children who want to play with these toys. Always clean up toys or floating objects when you are done. 
  • Have Life-Saving Equipment. When you have a pool, it means there is potential for injuries or accidents to occur. You want to make sure you have objects like rescue hooks or floatable rings that can be used to get someone to safety. Make sure that there is always someone supervising children and that they know how to use the equipment. 

Whether you own a pool or visit frequently, these are great tips to keep in mind to ensure that everyone can have fun while remaining safe. When you follow these tips, you and your friends are sure to have a blast enjoying the pool all summer long. 

To learn more about summer swimming safety: tips for pool owners and visitors, contact the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC.

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