Swimming Pool Dangers

In the baking heat of summer, swimming pools can be a wonderful place to spend time. You can exercise, hang out, and relax in the cool water. However, as great as swimming pools may seem, there are also a number of hazards that lurk in and around the pool.

When you're getting ready to go to the pool, you probably prepare yourself in several ways: sunscreen to protect the skin, towel to dry off after, toys to play with. Once you're at the pool, though, you need to be prepared to watch out for several dangers that can, and do, arise at swimming pools, including:

  • Drowning – inability to swim and a health issue that causes someone to lose consciousness while in the pool are just two of many reasons why people can drown
  • Slips and Falls – improperly graded decks can gather water, leading to a very slippery surface that may cause you to lose your balance and fall
  • Diving Board Injuries – falling off a diving board, scraping a leg on the steps, hitting your head on the board while jumping, or landing too close to the edge of the pool are but a few of the frightening things that can happen when playing on a diving board
  • Disembowelment – if a drain is turned on too strong or not covered properly, it can trap someone into its suction force, which has been known to tear people's insides out of them

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Next time you decide to go swimming, watch out for the hidden dangers of swimming pools. If you or someone you know sustains a tragic injury because of a pool hazard, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with your medical bills and mental anguish.

For more information on swimming injuries and other personal injury related topics, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today by calling 800-763-0964.

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