Swimming Pool Safety Hazards
Swimming pools and hot tubs provide places where you can exercise, relax, and hang out with friends and family. However, there are numerous dangers that lurk around a pool besides just drowning. When you are spending time in or around the pool, you should be aware of all the swimming pool safety hazards that can put an end to your enjoyable time by the water.
If you are out at the pool by yourself or with friends, it is always a good idea to be aware of how you feel just in case you somehow lose the ability to swim. Also, if you are with others, you should be aware of their swimming skills so that you can help prevent them from drowning. However, there are some unexpected dangers by the pool, including:
- Overly strong drainage – when a pool drain is on too strong, it can pull someone underwater and drown them. In some cases, a person can be disemboweled by the drain’s suction.
- Broken tile – as tile ages, it weakens and can break. Broken tile edges are sharp and can cause severe lacerations to a person’s skin.
- Rusty pipes – when metal pipes around water, they can rust. Rust weakens the pipes, and they can easily shear apart. This can not only cut someone, but it can cause someone to get tetanus as well.
- Improperly graded decking – it is natural for people having fun in the pool to splash water up onto the deck. If the decking is improperly graded, water can build up on the surface. People can slip and fall, breaking bones or sustaining head injuries.
There are a number of different people or entities that can be held liable for pool dangers, including builders, supervisors, and the owner. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pool or has sustained other injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
For more information on premises liability and other forms of personal liability, contact an experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.