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Don’t Let a Pennsylvania Swimming Pool Accident Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacation has just started, and we’ve already had some scorching, 90-degree days. Like many Pennsylvania families, you may have plans to beat the heat by heading to the pool. Going to the pool is a great way to cool down, but swimming pools can also be dangerous.

Slippery surfaces, deep water, and crowds are a combination that can lead to serious injuries, both in and out of the water. Pennsylvania swimming pool accidents include:

  • Drowning
  • Near-drowning
  • Pool drain injuries
  • Diving board injuries
  • Slips and falls

Because swimming pools are inherently dangerous, it is just common sense to be careful around them. It is your job to avoid taking unnecessary risks and follow the posted rules. However, the pool owner also has a responsibility for ensuring your safety and the safety of everyone who visits the pool. Pool owners are responsible for the following:

  • Making sure conditions at the pool meet all federal, state, and local safety guidelines
  • Making sure the pool receives regular safety inspections
  • Making sure that any safety deficits are repaired
  • Making sure all pool equipment is in good, working order
  • Keeping the area around the pool free of obstacles
  • Installing proper pool equipment
  • Making sure there are enough lifeguards and staff
  • Making sure that lifeguards and staff receive adequate training
  • Making sure that lifesaving equipment is available and in good working order
  • Posting warning signs when there are hazards
  • Posting and enforcing swimming pool safety rules

When a swimming pool owner or manager does not take the proper steps to ensure public safety, visitors are put in danger. Common causes of Pennsylvania swimming pool accidents are:

  • Not enough lifeguards
  • Inadequate training of pool staff
  • Lack of lifesaving equipment
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • Damage to the pool or pool equipment
  • Broken diving boards
  • Broken pool ladders
  • Lack of obvious warning signs
  • No posted safety rules
  • No enforcement of posted safety rules
  • Inadequate supervision of children
  • Inadequate fencing around pool
  • Overgrowth of algae
  • Water contamination
  • Overcrowding in the pool
  • Horseplay in the pool
  • Use of drugs or alcohol

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk, and Kredo help victims of Pennsylvania swimming pool accidents. If you or your child was injured because of unsafe conditions at a Pennsylvania swimming pool, your family may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Please contact our office at 1-800-5678 or 1-888-807-WORK to schedule a free legal consultation.