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Keeping Kids Safe at the Pool

Residential pools offer a level of privacy and access not available at many public or community pools. As a result, they can be a great place for friends and family to gather to enjoy a relaxing summer day. On the other hand, the lack of professional lifeguards and maintenance personnel can also make them particularly dangerous. When injuries occur due to a pool owner’s negligence, victims or their families may be able to recover through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Pool injuries can result in significant injuries, some of which may even be life threatening. By consulting with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith, you can determine whether you have a claim and who the responsible party or parties may be.

The best way to make sure that you and your family have a safe summer by the pool is to take as many steps to maximize safety as possible. Children are at a particularly high risk for sustaining pool-related injuries, so it is extremely important for adults to understand how to keep them safe.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that people with children using residential pools observe the following safety precautions:

  • ALWAYS watch children when they are using the pool
  • Teach children basic pool and water safety tips
  • Instruct children to avoid drains, pipes, filters, openings, or other entrapments
  • Make sure to have a telephone close by whenever you or your family are using a pool or a hot tub
  • If you lose track of your child, be sure to look for them in the pool or spa first
  • Make sure that you share safety information with friends and neighbors

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or your child has been injured in a pool-related accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Coweta County personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia