Safety Tips To Prevent Pool Accidents And Liability

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 14, 2012, noon – No one wants to see anyone injured in their swimming pool, and with warmer weather, now is the time for pool owners to take active steps to reduce the possibility of drowning or injuries to children in their pools. If you own a pool, you know how popular they are with kids. Legally speaking, swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance,” which means that the law recognizes that kids love pools and often use them uninvited. If you own a pool, you could be held liable for negligence if a guest is injured in your pool, or for injuries to children you didn’t even know were there. To prevent tragedy and liability claims, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these pool safety tips. 1. Install a fence between the water and the living area of your home. It’s not enough to put a fence around your back yard — you need to keep unsupervised kids from entering the pool from inside your home. Climb-resistant fences are available that are and have self-closing, self-latching gates with the latch out of a child’s reach. 2. Keep kids and pets from falling into the swimming pool: When it’s not in use, keep your pool covered with a pool safety net or a permanent pool cover. Choose your pool cover carefully — kids are often tempted...

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