Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Off The Deep End: Pool Safety

From BGW Law

Swimming pools can be the centerpiece of summer fun, recreation, and enjoyment.  Unfortunately, pools can also be an attractive nuisance.  This term commonly used in legal and insurance cirlcles refers to the fact that a pool invites trouble.  Children and animals are drawn to the vessel, and when unsupervised this can result in injury or death.  This post from Buzzell, Graham and Walsh Law Offices quotes the CDC in saying that ten (10) people die every day from drowning.  The post goes on to present the 8 common causes of drowning, and tips to prevent them from happening.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

In the dog days of summer, there’s nothing like jumping into a pool to cool off. While taking a dip is a great way to beat the Georgia heat, swimming pools can pose a danger to everyone, especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every day an estimated ten (10) people die from drowning. Of these ten (10) people, two (2) are children fourteen (14) years old or younger. Drowning actually ranks fifth among the leading causes of accidental injury death in the United States. Even in the presence of lifeguards, it is important to keep a safe watch over children playing in or around the pool.

Common Causes of Pool-Related Injuries

In addition to drowning, significant injuries such as falls, slips, and traumatic brain injury can occur at a pool due to:

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