Slips, trips and falls around the pool are some of the more expected poolside accidents. That being said, there is potential for other pool-related accidents to occur. This includes, but is not limited to incorrectly stored pool cleaning materials.
Given that correctly storing pool cleaning materials can minimise the risk of swimming pool accidents and illnesses, we take a look at exactly how pool cleaning materials should be stored.
How should pool cleaning materials be stored?
It goes without saying that to prevent swimming pool trips and falls, pool cleaning materials should be stored away from the poolside.
Yet, beyond the poolside trips and falls, the chemicals needed to keep pools clean and hygienic must be dealt with carefully to ensure the health and safety of pool users and staff members.
To store these pool cleaning materials correctly ensure that all pool chemicals are:
- stored in a dry area with no exposure to water or damp. When in contact with water, these chemicals produce a concentrated salutation which can produce harmful gases.
- kept in individual containers, and are not mixed with one another.
- carefully and accurately labelled.
- dealt with individually, to minimise the risk of mixing pool cleaning materials.
Ensuring that pool cleaning materials are stored correctly, and chemicals are handled appropriately, will significantly minimise the risk of pool-related injury and illness for users and staff alike.
Claiming compensation for poolside accidents
If you have sustained a swimming injury or illness through no fault of your own, and you believe someone else is responsible for the harm you have endured, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
When you use a swimming pool, the management of that facility have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer an injury or illness due to their negligence, they can be held liable for failing in this duty of care.
Accident Advice Helpline
Of course, every personal injury and illness is unique, which is why at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.
During this initial consultation, we can discuss the basics of your claim and assess both whether you have a case eligible to claim and determine where liability may lie.
Getting in touch
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice