Pool safety is a priority on all home owners, condo associations, hotels, resorts and the local parks in Sunrise and Plantation. It’s seen all the time on your television and in your local newspapers stories about drowning in pools due to poor supervision. These drowning incidents are sometimes ruled as accidents and no negligence found, but these stories like this one are have become all too common during the summer months in our County.
If you have a pool, it's important to use the following pool safety tips to avoid tragic accidents on your property:
1. Make sure an adult is supervising children at ALL times. Even walking away for a few minutes can lead to tragedy.
2. Contain the pool with some sort of barrier (such as a fence with gates that automatically close) around the pool on all sides.
3. Install alarms on pool gates so that you know if anyone enters the pool area while you're not watching.
4. Use safety covers to prevent drowning while the pool is not actively in use.
5. All adults and children who use the pool should know how to swim.
6. Get basic CPR training and first aid training to help victims in case of an accident.
7. Install an outdoor phone line or keep a cell phone handy to quickly reach emergency services should and accident occur.
With more than one million pools between these three cities: Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation, pool safety should be top of mind this summer. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one on someone else's property, it is critical that you contact a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer to represent your case.