We know that you’re probably reading this right now thinking, “Pool safety?… In the middle of the winter?!” We understand your confusion, but our legal experts at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka feel that this is a perfect time of year to plan ahead for summer while taking preventative measures to avoid an icy, winter accident involving your pool. Whether you’ve owned a pool for decades or you’re just preparing to have a pool installed this upcoming season, there are a few steps we can all take to minimize the potential of a water-related tragedy from occurring.
Use Safeguards & Security Measures
Make sure to have a climb-proof fence surrounding the pool area
Install a child-proof lock on the gate
Use motion detection sensors and alarms to ensure nobody is near the pool without your knowledge. Smart technology devices can help prevent accidents before they occur.
Install window guards in pool houses and all of your home’s windows that face the pool area.
Renew All Safety Training Certifications
Getting certified as a Lifeguard is always a great idea to keep everyone safe while swimming. Lifeguard courses are an excellent activity for the whole family and will provide valuable and potentially life-saving information and training in the process.
CPR and AED certifications need to be renewed every 12-18 months; these two means of emergency actions have helped save countless lives from drowning incidents.
First Aid certifications expire every three years and should be renewed before opening your pool for the summer season. It’s essential that there’s always someone present that knows what to do in the event of a pool injury or emergency.
Educate Your Family About Pool Safety
Enroll your kids in swimming classes, so they’re comfortable in the water by the time summer is here.
Talk about the dangers of swimming alone and the risks of going near the water during the winter.
Always practice safe swimming behavior; encourage having fun while maintaining safety precautions at all times.
As the South Jersey accident lawyers, our team at Ciecka Law wants to prepare all of our clients and pool-owning residents for emergencies and decrease the chances of pool-related injuries or accidents from occurring. Our attorneys know that accidents happen all of the time; but when you’re thinking and planning ahead, accidents don’t have to result in tragedy. By taking the necessary safety precautions, renewing safety certifications, and educating your family, we believe you’ll be more than ready to have fun in the sun this summer.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pool or spa-related incident, call upon the accident lawyers in South Jersey at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka for a consultation to see if you’re entitled to any damages or compensation. For free legal advice, call us today at 856-283-0589.