Since Memorial Day Weekend, there have been seven drowning incidents in
California—four drownings and three near drownings. Given the number
of accidents so early in the summer swimming season, the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission has launched a
Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign.
The CPSC recommends that residential pool and spa owners adopt water safety
steps designed to prevent a tragic pool accident. By asking and answering
these critical questions, you can gauge the effectiveness of your water
safety measures, and determine what steps need to be taken to protect
children from injuries:
- Is there a fence around the perimeter of your pool or spa?
- Are there self-closing and self-latching gates?
- Are there door, gate or pool alarms in use?
- Does your pool have anti-entrapment drain covers that are compliant with
the Pool & Spa Safety Act?
- Are all pool and spa covers in working order?
- Has the public pool or spa you use been inspected to ensure it is compliant
with federal, state and local laws?
- Has someone in the family received training in CPR, first aid and emergency response?
- Has everyone learned to swim?
If you or a member of your family has suffered from a severe pool injury,
you may be entitled to compensation.
experienced San Diego personal injury attorney
for a free consultation.