One of the most exciting parts of summer is the Fourth of July. The smell of cookouts, good music playing in the background, and kids splashing around in the pool all account for wholesome summer fun. This is why it is your responsibility to ensure your swimming pool and yard are as safe as can be before the holiday festivities begin. Here are some important safety questions you may have:
What are some of the things I can do to make my swimming pool safe?
If you are a proud pool owner, you understand there is a lot more to owning one than swimming in it. Pools require copious amounts of upkeep, and if you are not consistently checking up on all of your pool’s safety requirements, you may be more behind than you think. This is why you must read on to learn more about what you can do, both before company arrives, and while they are enjoying your pool.
- Ensure you have installed all proper barriers, covers, and fencing in the appropriate areas in and around your pool
- If you can, learn CPR before inviting guests. You may end up saving another person’s life. If you are having children over, then learning CPR should not even be a question in your mind
- If your pool has a detachable ladder, as many above-ground pools do, you have to make sure you remove it if you are not using your pool. These pools often attract children who are too young to swim, and they may result in a tragedy if you are not paying attention. This sort of accident is painful to speak, or even think about, so make sure you do the simple proactive thing and take the ladder down after you are done using the pool
- If your pool does not have a safe diving area, it is your responsibility to inform all swimming parties that they may not, under any circumstances, dive in headfirst
- Never leave a child unattended–not even for a second
- Ensure all children stay away from drains and that your pool has compliant drain covers
- If your pool is too deep for children to stand in, you must ensure they know how to swim and are using the proper floatation devices, just in case
- Do not allow any electronic devices in the pool
- Swim sober
What do I do if I was injured in a swimming pool accident?
If you were injured in a swimming pool accident and believe it was due to another party’s negligence, it is imperative you contact an experienced attorney today. He or she will help you prove the other party’s negligence so you may receive the compensation you deserve. If the negligent party failed to abide by any of the safety precautions above, you may have a strong chance of winning your case.
Contact a New Jersey attorney
If you or someone you know is involved in a swimming pool accident, then you should not hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys today, as you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation may cover medical bills, in-home care, and more. You should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. You have our promise to tenaciously defend your rights if you are the victim of a swimming pool accident.