The first day of summer is set to land on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. However, for pool owners, it has been scorching hot for swimming for months now. Some people will keep their garden paradise all to themselves. Still, even though April and May are as hot as summer in other parts of the country, June is still the perfect time to enjoy a pool. Some pool owners will likely invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, and all kinds of people over, and if you’re inviting guests into your pool home, there are some things you need to know.
Because there’s a swimming pool involved, disaster could strike in the blink of an eye. For example, a guest could slip and fall on a wet surface, hit their head, and suffer head trauma.
Again, someone could fall into the pool when no one is paying attention, and accidental drowning could occur. If the family of the injured or deceased person takes legal action against you and it is found that you were negligent in some way, you may have to pay compensation. That’s why today we bring you these pool safety tips. Summer is not far away, so make sure you are prepared to avoid accidents.
Make sure your gate is up to code
Florida law requires pools to be enclosed with gates at least 48″ high. There cannot be any gaps in the fence, and it must also have a gate or gates with hinges at automatic closing.And don’t forget the safety latches.These elements can prevent young children from entering the pool and falling into it.
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Be the designated lifeguard for your event
Often when people have backyard events, alcohol is involved. Guests and hosts consume drinks and let loose. However, if one of your main concerns is to keep everyone safe, you may not want to drink at your gatherings. Instead, stay sober and perform lifeguard duties. Then, if someone slips and falls in the pool or has a cramp, you can spring into action and rescue them before the situation becomes dire.
Keep the area around the pool clear of debris
Of course, when water gets on concrete, cement or tile, these surfaces become slippery and people can fall. However, slippery spots aren’t the only reason guests can get on the floor. When people play in swimming pools, it is not uncommon for them to use pool noodles, floats and toys. But once they are done with the items, they just put them on the side of the pool instead of coming out and putting them in their place. When parts are thrown, they present a tripping hazard. So take the time to clean up around your pool as the day or night drags on, and maybe, just maybe, none of your visitors will fall.
Have a first aid kit with scissors nearby
When hosting pool parties, having a first aid kit close by is essential. It can be used to treat a variety of different injuries, from cuts and scrapes to bumps and bruises. However, you should also make sure that the case contains scissors. Not only will they be useful for cutting tape and gauze, but the instruments could also be useful for other things. For example, if someone gets stuck under the pool cover, you can use the blades to cut them out. Or what if someone’s long hair caught in pool drain? You may need to use the scissors to cut their hair and stop an unfortunate drowning.
If you are injured in or around a swimming pool or if a parent dies from a owner negligence, contact Goldman, Babbani, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to determine if you are eligible for compensation. The firm offers free case evaluations and the meeting won’t cost you a penny. In addition, our personal injury clients only owe costs if compensation is recovered. So don’t hesitate to call our Lakewood Ranch office anytime you need help.
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