Swimming can be fun and enjoyable. Both kids and adults love taking a dip in a swimming pool that is nearest to them. But while swimming pools can be a source of enjoyment, they also pose a threat to the safety of individuals. Statistics reveal that fatal drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years. It is the leading source of injuries in children 1 to 4 years old.
Aside from drowning, the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® revealed that there are serious injuries associated with swimming pool incidents such as fractured bones and heads. Here are 4 of the most common causes of swimming pool accidents:

  • Absence of Proper Barriers
    Installing the proper barrier can lower the possibility of a child drowning by 83 percent compared to a non-isolated swimming pool. They are often overlooked but having proper barriers can offer protection from the dangers of water.
  • Lack of Close Supervision
    Public swimming pools are not legally bound to have a lifeguard on duty. Swimming pool owners should post a sign informing users that there is no lifeguard on duty. Not posting of such signs makes the pool owner liable for negligence.
  • Lack of Anti-Entrapment Devices
    Federal Law calls for the installation of anti-entrapment devices on all personal computer. Non-installation subjects the users to heavy criminal raps.
  • Uneven or Excessively Slippery Decks
    The surrounding areas of the swimming pool also pose some risks to the enjoyment of kids. As they are made of concrete, they can become slippery increasing the likelihood of a slip and fall.

Being safety conscious is a must when having fun in a swimming pool. Your enjoyment while swimming can be cut short as a result of injuries.


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