Summer is finally here and it’s time to get the backyard BBQ’s going and the pool parties rocking. In this day and age you have to take precautions and protect yourself. Safety is the key for yourself and your guests so before you send out the invites and throw the steaks on the grill take all the pool safety precautions- or you could get sued.
Tips on How to Lawsuit-Proof Your Pool Party:
Make Sure All repairs are Made:
Swimming pool electrocutions are not just for the movies or good crime novels. Pool electrocutions happen more often than you may think. If you have electricity powering lights or a pump that supplies water to a slide at your party, make sure the equipment and wiring is safe. Know where all the electrical switches and circuit breakers for pool equipment and lights are located and how to turn them off in an emergency.
Take It Easy on the Chemicals:
During a party, music, lighting and atmosphere is key. But beware of dumping chemicals in the pool without considering the potential consequences. Swimming pool chemicals are highly toxic and can hurt you and your guests. Pool Chemicals injure thousands yearly, but are largely preventable with some education.
Protect Young Children:
This may seem silly but make sure that your guest-list can all swim. Pool parties are fun and games, but not for kids who can’t swim. Death and nonfatal injury rates for drowning are highest among children under 4 years of age. Installing a self-closing gate around the pool, have a extra few pair of “floaties” for all the little ones and no matter what make sure that there is someone supervising at all times.
Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls:
Slip ‘n Slides are fun. Slip ‘n falls with a monster lawsuit? Not so much. Keep your guests off slick surfaces so they don’t slip and fall into a lawsuit. You may want to lay rubber mats around the pool and make sure the diving board is in good working order. This can be a tough one seeing that slips and falls go hand in hand with rowdy kids and a swimming pool. You may have to be the voice of reason and say more than once, “stop that running.”
Prevent Drinking and Driving:
When the sun is high in the sky and the mercury is equally as high in the thermometer the cold beer and wine spritzers will be flowing. This exposure to the heat and the over consumption of alcohol is what gets so many people in trouble. They simply do not show the tolerance that they me be used to. Pay attention when the party is winding down and make sure your guests.
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