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While CA Swimming Pools Are Fun, They Can Also Be a Danger to Children

While CA Swimming Pools Are Fun, They Can Also Be a Danger to Children

In California, we are lucky to have abundant sunshine and temperate weather so that we can enjoy a swimming pool virtually all year long. Children especially like playing around and in a pool. If you don’t have a pool for your little ones, chances are you know someone who does. Allowing your children to play at the neighbor’s pool is something you don’t even think about. Yet, all it takes is a split second of inattention for your child to suffer an injury or even drown.

Injury or death due to a swimming pool accident can be prevented by the use of fencing to bar your child from getting to the pool without someone being present and alarms on fences can alert others that your child has gone to the pool alone. If children are being watched, the risk of injury or drowning is diminished significantly. That is why California Health & Safety Code 115920 et seq., the Swimming Pool Safety Act, addresses the issues of drowning prevention, fencing, and alarms so that children, especially, do not approach the pool unaccompanied by an adult. Nonetheless, not everyone has installed the measures designed to prevent injury or death due to a swimming pool accident.

Should you or a loved one have been injured or you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a swimming pool owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, other bills, and suffering. Contact a dedicated California swimming pool accident attorney at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to find out what your legal rights and options are. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 900-0863.