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May 3, 2018

Summer has arrived, which means the kids are out of school, your weekends are packed with outdoor BBQ plans, and everyone you know has opened their swimming pools for the season. While cooling off from the summer heat with a nice refreshing dip in a swimming pool can be the ultimate way to unwind during the warmest months of the year, it can also be surprisingly dangerous.

Swimming pools present countless safety concerns, so if they’re not properly maintained, there’s a good chance someone could get hurt.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a swimming pool injury, someone else may be liable. You may be entitled to file an Arizona premises liability lawsuit to receive compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma and other non-economic losses.


  1. Drowning: Even shallow water can be very dangerous for those who do not know how to swim. If no adults are present to supervise swimmers, there’s an increased risk that the smallest accident could turn serious. Owners must have lifesaving equipment near the swimming pool and have a fence around it to limit access.
  2. Solid pool covers: Many swimming pool owners use solid covers anchored by water bags to keep the pool covered during the off-season. If the pool has yet to be opened this year, these covers can be very dangerous to small children and animals, as they can easily get trapped under the cover if they accidentally trip and fall into the pool.
  3. Diving board accidents: Diving boards can be fun for swimmers to jump from, but also very dangerous if used improperly. Swimming pool owners should enforce basic rules such as no diving when too many people are in the pool, no drinking alcohol and diving, and no diving if the pool isn’t deep enough to not risk injury.
  4. Dangerous drains: Powerful suction of pool or spa main drains can potentially lead to entrapment injuries. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act requires public pools to replace single main drains with much safer dual main drains and/or install sensoring equipment to turn pumps off if entrapment occurs.
  5. Slip and fall injuries: It is the responsibility of the pool owner to keep the area around the pool safe and dry for people to walk on. They must warn everyone near the pool to walk slowly and beware of puddles, to make them aware of the safety risk.

Swimming pool accidents can result in serious bodily harm, such as spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and even death. It’s important for those who own these fun ─ yet potentially dangerous ─ popular summer gathering spots to take the responsibility very seriously.

A responsible adult should always be on hand to watch out for the well-being of swimmers and take action on a moment’s notice if needed.


The attorneys at Wattel and York have more than 45 years of combined legal experience representing victims in personal injury cases. Call 1-877-225-5562 to schedule a free consultationwith our Phoenix swimming pool accident lawyers today.


  1. Poolcenter.com, Top 5 Hazards Around Your Swimming Pool, http://blog.poolcenter.com/article.aspx?articleid=6161
  2. WebMD, Pool and Spa Hazards for Children, http://www.webmd.com/children/pool-spa-hazards

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