At this time of year, many Florida residents are considering their swimming pools. Now that the weather is in the mid 60s Fahrenheit (about 18 degrees Celsius) it’s warm enough to swim. Some early birds are opening up their pools for the spring and summer while others are waiting for warmer weather still before getting the pool ready. In any event, this is a good time to reexamine your pool and your pools safety.
At this time of year, many tourists arrive in Florida to take advantage of spring break or to get away from the winter that is raging in the more Northern areas of the country. More tourists and more children can mean more Florida premises liability issues, so it’s a good idea to ensure that your pool area is safe and secure. As well, since swimming weather will be with us soon, now is a good time to ensure that your pool is safe and sound for winter. Here are some good tips for getting ready:
1) Review your gates and fences. A good pool area should be fully enclosed with a tall fence and a self-closing gate that locks. To prevent children from breaking into the area, it is a good idea to have an alarm installed to ensure that you are alerted in case anyone tries to enter the pool area.
2) Review your safety rules. This is a good time to review pool safety rules with your children and your family. Consider writing the rules out and posting them in your home or near the pool area so that everyone can get used to the rules.
3) Maintain the pool area. If your pool area has been closed, animals may have moved in, the area may need a good cleaning to prevent slippery spots, and some things may have been damaged in winds or storms. Now is a good time to review everything to see whether any repairs need to be made to keep your pool area safe. Right now, you can get pool maintenance while saving money as well, because the summer rush is not on.
4) Upgrade your safety equipment. Many pool accessories are arriving in stores. Now is a good time to get some added safety features, such as an alarm for your gate, no-slip treads for pool side, a safer pool cover, a poolside first-aid kit and other safety accessories.
If you have been injured in a Florida pool accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group. Our experienced legal team has helped thousands of Miami, Homestead and Hollywood personal injury victims as well as personal injury victims from all over South Florida. Let our experienced and compassionate legal team explain your rights and options so that you can move forward. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.