Pools are a great way to have fun in the summer heat. Make sure that you are not putting yourself in danger of any incidents that will leave you liable. Pool owners are liable for anyone who uses it whether they have been given permission or not. More than 1,000 children drown in a pool each year and many are injured. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates and drowning in private pools was the second leading cause of death in teenagers.
Here are some tips to keep you safe for the summer:
Install a fence around your pool
Make sure that any pool safety covers do not retain water on the top
Secure drain covers and have an automatic drain suction shut off device
Make sure that there is always parental/adult supervision
Do not mix alcohol use with swimming
Know who is in your pool at all times
Make sure to check that your homeowners insurance covers you in case of any accidents.