Southern California’s summer is in full effect and tons of people are enjoying the fun of hanging out with friends and family near the pool. Of course, where there is water, there is slippery danger zones. For this reason, and more, it is important to keep your pool area safe when inviting guests over to soak up some rays and enjoy your lovely swimming area. The last thing you want to happen when trying to enjoy a day by the pool is an injured friend or family member, or worse, a lawsuit!
How to Keep My Pool Safe for Everyone
When inviting people over to your home, consider premises liability. Is your home and property safe for other people? Are there any potential dangers for adults? Are there any potential dangers for children? Can you take care of these hazards? If not, can you put up warning signs to prevent guest from getting hurt on your property? These are important questions to ask yourself before having people, adults or children, on your property. Furthermore, when it comes to swimming pool fun, there are even more matters to take into consideration before sharing your personal recreational property with other people. Below are some helpful tips to keep guests safe while visiting your pool.
1. Install anti-slip technology around your pool area. Due to the amount of water that remains outside of a swimming pool. Slipper zones are a frequent dangerous zone. By installing these types of technologies, you may be able to keep you friends and family members from slipping near your pool and injuring themselves.
2. Install a fence around your pool. Many people fret installing a fence around swimming pools due to aesthetic reasons. However, many pool fence options can add aesthetic appeal to pool areas. Most importantly, pool fences can keep small children from slipping and falling into pools where they can potentially become hurt or drown.
3. Make sure your pool drains are working properly. It is important to keep pool drains working to their best abilities. If pool drains are not functioning correctly, a suction far too powerful can be created, putting swimmers nearby at risk for harm or drowning.
4. Always notify pool guests about potential hazards. If hazards are not blatantly obvious, it is important that you relay the information to any other pool guests. This can be as simple as warning a guest of a broken tile in or around the pool.
5. Make sure to keep an eye on pool guests. Regardless of your guests’ ages, it is important to keep any eye on the safety of all guests. By doing so, you are more able to make sure that your guests have not become injured, or drowned.
Keeping your guests safe can be the difference between a successful summer day in the sun and a lawsuit. By choosing to take the proper safety precautions, you can rest assure knowing that your guests are having a fun time and are safe in the process.
When You Should Call Lessem Newstate & Tooson, LLP
If you have visited a pool and have suffered harm due to unsafe pool or property conditions, it may be to your benefit to contact the Ventura personal injury lawyers are the Ventura Law Group. You may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, emotional distresses, and more. If you have been hurt, or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a property owner, do not hesitate to call our firm. We are here to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
To discuss you case, contact the Ventura personal injury attorney at our firm today. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.