Swimming Pool Drain Risks

Anyone who has suffered through a hot Arizona summer knows the importance of staying cool despite the heat. Swimming pools can be a wonderful way to stay cool during the hot weather. You can exercise, hang out with friends and family, and relax in a pool. With all of these benefits of pools, it is no wonder that many people flock to their community swimming holes during the heat.

Despite all of the great things about pools, or perhaps because of them, many people do not think of the dangers presented by swimming pools. Of course, there are the obvious hazards, such as drowning and falling off of a diving board. However, one scary part of swimming pools lurks underneath the water—the swimming pool drain.

Dangers of Swimming Pool Drains

Swimming pool drains are an important part of the pool. They help regulate the water and the pump cycle, as well as make it easy for the owner to drain the pool if something unhealthy gets in the water. Contrastingly, drains can also cause a number of problems for people who are swimming in the pool. If the drain is turned on too strong or not covered correctly, a variety of injuries can occur, including:

  • Drowning
  • Disembowelment
  • Cuts and scratches

Drain Safety Tips

If you are going to a community pool, the quality of the drain is more than likely out of your control. However, you may want to consider asking a lifeguard or pool technician how strongly the drain is turned on. Also, double-check to make sure the drain is completely covered.

Contact Us

Swimming pool drain injuries can be horrendous and may even be fatal. In some cases, your personal injury may deserve financial compensation to help you recover from your injury. For more information on swimming pool dangers and other personal injury related topics, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer from Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today by calling 800-763-0964.

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