Swimming Pool Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
There is nothing better than soaking in a cool pool on a hot Arizona day. As our state edges nearer to opening back up, residents can expect more lively pool parties this summer. But while we of the Husband and Wife Law Team love relaxing by the pool ourselves, we also want to encourage swimmers to keep safe and avoid swimming pool accidents. Some pools are more dangerous than others, and here’s how you can tell.
What is a recreational water illness or RWI? Well, it is a sickness caused by germs that are transmitted through water, such as public pools and waterparks. And there are a lot of germs, even in chlorinated swimming pools. They have scary names like Cryptosporidium and Shingella, and can cause extreme discomfort, dehydration, and even hospitalization.
So, let’s dive in and learn more about this danger lurking in the swimming pool…
Summers are hot and dry in Arizona, so it’s not surprising that of the ten American cities with the most backyard swimming pools, six can be found in the Phoenix area! A survey by Realtor.com included Scottsdale (#2), Tempe (#3), Chandler (#4), Glendale (#5), Gilbert (#6), and Mesa (#9)! In case you were wondering, #1 was Coral Springs in southern Florida.
We at The Husband and Wife Law Team have mentioned pool safety many times before, and we’ve also discussed the unique dangers of pool drains. Now, we want to share this information with you and your kids in visual form! As we continue to go through Arizona’s hot summer weather and the pool is the perfect place to be, please save this infographic and help us spread the word about pool drains!
As summer descends on us, everyone has water on their minds. Whether it’s a trip to the pool or the lake, people are shopping for swimsuits and sunscreen. Participating in water activities is a great way to beat the Arizona heat, and there are plenty of local options for everyone.
As adults, we have an obligation to protect children, our own and those of others. This is particularly true when children are around a body of water, be it the ocean, a lake, river, swimming pool, hot tub, or anywhere there is a danger of drowning.
However, as children grow and gain independence, adults may not always be around to protect them. Because kids are curious by nature and sometimes display poor judgment, tragic accidents like drowning do occur. In cases where a child’s drowning could have—or should have—been prevented, the negligent parties can be held liable.
Swimming is a great way to exercise, have fun, and spend time with family and friends. It’s particularly nice in our hot state to have plenty of local places to swim and cool off. The Husband and Wife Law Team is proud to partner with Pool Safely to educate people about how to swim safely and avoid drowning accidents.
It’s summer, and that means it’s time for kids and adults alike to spend as much time as they can splashing, laughing, and playing in the pool. But while pools are a great way to cool down in the searing Arizona heat, they can also present a number of dangers.
Drownings are more likely during summer months when people crowd into public pools and local water spots to escape the heat. While swimming together can be a fun way to spend time with the family, there are many risks in the water, and conditions can change in a flash! Arizona isn’t immune to flash floods or other dangers, so here are a few tips to consider before spending a “day at the lake.”
We’re in the midst of spring and the temperatures are really starting to heat up, especially in Arizona. That means lots of people are starting to use their swimming pools again. Before you take a dip, make sure you give yourself a refresher on swim safety. There are plenty of ways that you can be injured if you’re not paying attention to your own safety while you are out on, or in, the water. But it really doesn’t have to be like that. Follow these four steps and you’ll enjoy the coming hot months without incident.
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