Summertime Safety and Apartment Swimming Pools
With Memorial Day traditionally marking the start of summertime, a growing number of public pools are reopening across the country. These include thousands of pools across the United States serving apartment communities. As pools open, it behooves us all to take a moment to refresh ourselves on some important overall pool safety practices to best protect ourselves and our loved ones this summer.
An average of 3,500 people die in the United State from unintentional drownings not related boating, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That amounts to about 10 people a day who lose their lives by drowning in public, apartment, residential, and other pools as well as at the beach. 20 percent of drowning fatalities are children who are 14 or younger.
The risk of drowning in an apartment pool is lowered if these reasonable and essential safety measures are followed:
In addition to protecting against apartment pool drowning, appropriate measures must be implemented to protect against the spread of infectious disease. Of course, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, tremendous media attention has been paid to controlling infectious disease. The reality is that preventing the spread of a variety of different types of infectious diseases has always been an issue when it comes to pools, including those located at apartment complexes. There are some health and safety practices that need to be followed when it come to preventing the spread of infectious disease at an apartment pool or any other pool or water feature location:
If you live in an apartment, townhome, condominium, retirement, or similar type of neighborhood, you not only need to understand your own responsibilities when making use of a community pool but the legal duties of the complex itself and its management. The owner of an apartment complex community (together with any property management company) has the legal duty to make certain that the pool and pool area is maintained in a reasonably safe condition.
Examples of the types of protocols an apartment complex or building owner needs to follow include some of the items set out for your consideration a moment ago. In very basic terms, when it comes to apartment pool safety, the owner of a complex or building must take those steps to protect community residents (and others) that a similarly situated apartment complex of building owner would take in comparable situations.
If you or a loved one have been injured, including fatally, in an apartment pool drowning incident or other type of aquatic accident, The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 is available to you right now to explain your important legal rights. We can schedule an appointment for you with a skilled, tenacious apartment pool drowning lawyer. There is no charge for a consultation of case evaluation with an apartment pool drowning from our firm. In addition, we make an attorney fee promise to you: You pay nothing unless we win for you.
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