Swimming pools are the perfect destination for friends and family during the summer months. However, they also entail quite a few hazards, particularly when it comes to slips and falls.
You want to have a good time, but you also don’t want your good time to be derailed by a serious accident. Accordingly, here are a few things you can do to have a safe and fun experience while swimming.
Always Pay Attention to Signage
Posted signage at pools offers guidelines to swimmers to keep them safe. For example, “No Diving” signage makes you aware of shallow water and the possible injuries that can result from diving into it. “No Running” signage is equally important, as it helps deter damaging slips and falls. Along with obeying the signage on your own, make sure any children with you are also aware of pool signs and why they must be obeyed.
Never Leave Children Unattended
Children have a much higher risk of drowning than adults. Even if your child is a strong swimmer, you must keep your eye on them at all times when at the pool. If you must leave the water for any reason, bring your child with you. When outside of the pool, make sure there’s an adult with the children at all times to prevent them from going to the water on their own. And instruct your kids to ask for permission before heading to the water. That way, you can make sure an adult accompanies them.
Learn First Aid and CPR
All adults should know how to perform basic first aid, including CPR. These skills can help you react quickly in an emergency situation, no matter who needs assistance. It also buys time for emergency personnel to arrive and apply comprehensive medical care. Many communities have CPR and first aid classes open to the public. In addition to learning on your own, enlist family members to ensure that you’re all prepared for a possible emergency.
For decades, Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C. have assisted clients throughout Albuquerque. In addition to providing helpful tips to keep you safe and secure, we also provide dogged representation of personal injury victims, which helps you pursue damages against negligent parties. Please call 505-343-1776 to schedule a consultation with our team today. You can also contact us for more information on our services and credentials.