Ahhh, summertime. A time when the days are long and the living is easy. We all love summer and want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. It’s important that if you are a pool owner, you keep your family safe during the hot summer days. Unfortunately, too many people become injured or killed due to unsafe conditions in and around swimming pools.

So, just how safe is your pool? Our experienced personal injury lawyer wants you to review this American Red Cross pool safety checklist.

  • Install a pool alarm that alerts you when something, or someone, falls into the water
  • Erect a fence at least four feet high around the pool’s perimeter, along with a self-closing gate.
  • When the pool is not in use, remove all ladders and cover the pool.
  • You should ensure a responsible adult is with children at all times when in or around the pool. The adult must remain alert and keep a constant eye on the water. No one, no matter how experienced in swimming, should swim alone.
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets should be on hand for all small children to wear.
  • All members of your home should know how to swim, and know how to handle any swimming emergencies.
  • Make sure the pool water is always crystal clear and never cloudy. Your water should be tested frequently. Unclean water can cause rashes and ear infections.
  • A list of pool rules should be posted to ensure everyone sees and understands them. Go over these rules from time to time, making especially sure children understand how to behave in and around the pool.

We want to make sure that you’re safe and free from injury all summer. If you or your family member has been injured in a pool accident, contact us. We will work with you to ensure proper compensation.

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