Infographic – 6 Tips For Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents

Every year there are deaths due to at home swimming pools and hot tubs.  Here are a few safety tips that will ensure your family will not fall victim to this tragedy. Every pool or hot tub should have a barrier. Consider installing a 4’ fence completely around the pool with a self-latching gate.  When you are not using the pool or hot tub, place a safety cover over the water. Remove the ladders and steps that allow access. Consider a pool alarm that will sound when someone has entered the pool, Never swim alone, and never allow children to swim without adult supervision. When the pool is being used, designate an adult to watch the pool and require children and people who are not strong swimmers to wear a life-jacket. Finally, keep the water clean and clear as to allow visibility. Make sure the adults know how to perform CPR in case the unthinkable happens. 

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By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.