Now That Summer is Here, Are You Also Pool Safety Ready?

by William Mattar | June 23rd, 2015

Summer comes and goes fast, and everyone is in a hurry to get their pool open and enjoy the beautiful weather before it is gone. But have you spent any time making sure to brush up on your family’s pool safety? Having the neighborhood children over to swim is a great time for everyone, but accidents can happen. So what can you do to try to prevent them?

Learning the basics of swimming, CPR and life-saving techniques can be crucial. Classes and educational videos for these techniques can be found in many areas in New York State. Sign yourself and your family up and also watch educational videos together on these topics. A child should never be left unattended by a pool or spa and also kept away from pool drains that could entrap the child. Keeping hair, clothing and jewelry away from things like pipes and drains in critical.

Your pool should also be equipped with a four foot, or taller, fence around it with a self locking gate. Safety lock covers can also be purchased for the pool itself. Drain covers should be installed and all maintenance of pools and spas should be monitored and updated as needed.

At William Mattar, we offer a free case evaluation if you or someone you know was injured in a car accident. For your free case evaluation, contact one of our car accident lawyers.