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Beware the danger of swimming pools

On Behalf of | May 15, 2023 | Injuries |

With summer advancing, many people will take their children to swimming pools. That might be a public one or one at a friend’s house. In all cases, it’s crucial to remember that while swimming pools can be great fun, they can also be incredibly dangerous.

Many people think of drowning when they hear talk of swimming pool dangers. Firstly, it’s important to remember that even the best swimmers can drown, especially if they hit their heads and fall unconscious. 

Secondly, it’s crucial to remember that pools contain far more hazards than the water itself. Here are some of them:

Uneven surfaces

As your child is running alongside the pool, eager to jump in, they could injure their foot on any uneven surface, such as a broken tile. 

Slippery surfaces

Some people prioritize looks over practicality, and the surface around their pool may become incredibly slippery when wet. Even traditional pool surrounds such as tiles can become treacherous following rain or a lot of splashing. 

Drains in the pool

People have drowned or had limbs mangled after getting caught in the drain holes within the pool. Owners should take sufficient steps to cover them safely.

People often think the parents are at fault when a child is injured in or next to a pool. They say they should have taken more care. The law may not see it that way however and if your child is injured, it may support your claim to hold the owner responsible. You may need to consider legal help to learn more.