Pool Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

two young girls with sunglasses and tubes swimming in swimming pool
June 25, 2019
Legally Reviewed By Attorney Rand Spear, Esq.

When the weather begins to get nice again for summer, many people look forward to opening their pools. While it is a fun amenity to have, pools can also be dangerous if they are not taken care of and looked after properly. This is why all pool owners should implement safety precautions. Summer holidays, such as the Fourth of July, often bring loved ones together for barbecues and pool parties. With the holiday quickly approaching, it is important to be aware of how pool owners can keep their guests safe during the celebrations.

Pool Safety Precaution

It is important for pool owners to make sure their pool is a safe place. There are certain steps that can be taken to ensure the safety of others around the pool:

  • Never leave a child unattended in the water or near it
  • If the pool is deep and guests cannot stand, ensure that they are able to swim properly
  • Stay away from drains and ensure pools have drain covers
  • Install proper barriers, covers, alarms, and fencing on and around your pool
  • If your pool has a portable ladder, stow it away if the pool is not being used. Sometimes, small children who cannot swim are attracted to pools. If the ladder is removed safely, it can prevent the child from climbing into the pool and harming themselves.
  • It can be beneficial to know how to perform CPR in the event that someone is drowning
  • Swim sober
  • Do not allow electronic devices near the poor to avoid electrocution
  • Inform swimmers of shallow areas where they cannot dive

Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents

Unfortunately, not all pool owners take these precautions into consideration and fail to take care of their pool grounds. When this happens, their guests can be in danger of serious injuries or even death in an accident. Those who are involved in swimming pool accidents due to negligence often wish to hold the pool owner responsible for their injuries. In doing so, they may be able to receive compensation.

Proving Negligence

In order to receive compensation for a personal injury accident, the injured party must prove negligence. To do this, they are required to show that the pool owner was responsible for taking care of their pool. Then they must prove the accident and the injuries they sustained were the direct results of the owner’s inability to do so. Evidence to prove this can consist of pictures or videos of the pool, medical documentation of any injuries, and witnesses to the incident.

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If you or a loved one has been in a personal injury accident in Pennsylvania, it’s important that you contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney to help you with your case. Contact Spear Greenfield to get the right attorney in your corner.