How Can a Connecticut Pool Owner be Liable for an Accident?

As the summer season begins in Connecticut, residents become more and more excited to open their pools. This is a fun way to stay entertained or relax during the nice weather. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is a great deal of work that must go into a pool to ensure that it is safe to open for the season. In addition to this, there are safety precautions that must be followed throughout the season. This ensures that those who are near it or using it can stay safe and are not in harm’s way. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries or even death. Continue reading below to learn more and contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney if you or a loved one was harmed in a swimming pool accident.

Pool Safety Precautions 

All property owners in Connecticut are required to maintain their grounds so that they are safe. This is especially so when they have a pool, as it can become hazardous if it does not meet the proper safety standards. Pool owners must do everything they can to prevent accidents from happening. This can be done by implementing the following safety precautions:

  • Do not leave a child unattended in the water or near it
  • If the pool is deep and people are not able to stand, make sure they are capable swimmers before letting them in the pool
  • Stay away from drains and be sure pools have drain covers
  • Install proper barriers, covers, alarms, and fencing on and around the pool
  • Stow away any portable ladders when the pool is not being used. Children who cannot  swim are often attracted to pools and removing ladders can prevent them from climbing into the pool and harming themselves.
  • Pool owners may wish to know how to perform CPR just in case someone is drowning
  • Always swim sober
  • Avoid electrocution by prohibiting electronic devices near the poor 
  • Let swimmers know where there are shallow areas where they cannot dive

Recovering Compensation After Swimming Pool Accidents

When a swimming pool accidents due to the negligence of the property owner, injured parties or loved ones of a deceased can pursue legal action to hold them liable. In doing so, they can recover compensation as coverage for any damages. In order for this to happen, they are required to prove negligence with evidence that shows the accident was a direct result of the pool owner’s failure to care for the property. Helpful evidence can include pictures or videos of the pool, medical documentation of any injuries, and witnesses to the incident.

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