With summer here, it ‘s a great time to remind everyone of the various dangers and liabilities of swimming pools. Although they can provide a lot of fun, backyard and public pools alike pose a serious risk to those who don’t look out for the potential safety flaws in their summer fun.
Water slides of all kinds can be another serious risk. If a rider is on a slide that has too powerful of a flow of water, they can be potentially thrown from the slide, causing serious injury. Lifeguards or attendants not paying attention to what they are doing may also send too many riders down in quick succession, leading to a dangerous pile-up at the exit of the slide, which may empty into a pool that is not sized or filled properly, creating another potential hazard. Finally, as recent news has shown us, the flawed design, construction, or maintenance, especially of water park slides, can open up possibilities of serious injury and even death.
Even basic safety components of a pool can create lesser-known risks.