With spring and summer just over the horizon, people are getting ready to enjoy some fun time by their pools. Attorney David Cantror, an experienced car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney in Phoenix shares some time for pool safety. With Arizona In the warmer months, swimming pools offer many hours of enjoyment for children and adults of all ages. It is still very important to implement strategies for pool safety so that everyone can enjoy swimming safely and avoid injury and trips to the hospital. You can start by purchasing rescue equipment. This can substantially help in lessening potential pool injuries if a water accident does happen. Then, keep the rescue equipment within easy reach and available in the area surrounding the pool.
It is important for you to sit down with your children and explain all about how to act safely both in and out of the water. If children will be coming to your home to swim, then it is equally important for you to discuss safe swimming pool behavior with all of them before allowing them to enter the pool area. If your children will be going to a pool at a friend’s or neighbor’s house, make certain to talk to them about safety before they leave. Make certain to speak with your friend or neighbor to make certain that there will be an adult present by the pool while the children are swimming at all times. Many people fail to think about the drain at the pool’s bottom. While often overlooked as a potential pool danger, many children have become entrapped by pool drains because of the drain’s suction pulling them down and holding them at the bottom of the pool and have suffered serious injury as a result. If a drain’s cover is broken or missing, it is very easy for people to become trapped beneath the water. A good way to prevent this problem from ever occurring is to make certain that you have your pool regularly and properly serviced and maintained.
In addition to good maintenance, you may want to enroll your children in a swimming class or pool safety program. Having your children receive professional swimming and pool safety instruction can be one of the most important ways that you can reduce the chance of a pool accident. Swimming lessons are available for children of all ages, including infants, and it is very smart to enroll them. Even if your child is enrolled in a swimming course, you should still remain alert and never leave either your children or any visiting children alone either near your pool or alone in it. This includes not even excusing yourself to go to the bathroom or answer the phone. In case an interruption occurs, it is smart to make sure that two adults are present so that the children will remain supervised even if one needs to excuse themselves for a minute or two. In addition to uninterrupted adult supervision when children are playing in a pool, it is also a good idea to become certified in CPR and First Aid. When a person is injured in a swimming accident, they have a much greater chance of recovering if a person is present who can administer CPR or First Aid to them until help arrives.
Finally, it is of utmost importance that you install an approved fence that completely encloses your pool. This can help prevent area children from wandering in and falling into the pool and can help keep kids safe no matter the time of year.
If you or someone you know have been injured or your child has been injured in an accident involving a pool, contact Arizona personal injury lawyers Cantor Injury Lawyers, at (602) 254-2701 today for a free initial consultation.
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