Many people love going to their local council-run swimming pool. Swimming is a great way to get fitter as the water supports your joints and body. This means you are less likely to pull any muscles or incur any other injuries as a result of not having been in the water for a while. People of all ages use their local swimming pools as well, including everyone from children to elderly people.
The good news is very few people will ever go through council swimming pool injuries of any kind. The reason for this is that these pools are maintained on a regular basis and do not pose any potential hazards to those who use them. As such it would be a rarity for anyone to have cause to call Accident Advice Helpline because they have been injured while using their local pool.
What could possibly happen?
Council swimming pool injuries are generally quite rare, but if they did potentially occur they could fall into a number of areas. For example if tiles around or in the pool were broken it could potentially lead to people cutting their feet. In other examples there are cases where people might be injured because they are pushed over by someone else who is running around the pool. Running should never be allowed in these areas because it is potentially dangerous. Normally there would be signs prohibiting it and lifeguards would not let anyone do this. If they did it could point to potential negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline has certainly come across cases where injuries have occurred in this area that could have been prevented. It can be upsetting to be injured through the actions (or inaction) of another person.
Staying safe in the pool area
Clearly there is good cause to follow all instructions whenever you are at a council swimming pool. This alone will help prevent many potential hazards from incurring injuries. Thankfully very few people will be irresponsible, and the high maintenance standards mean there is little chance of anything going wrong.
Make sure you give Accident Advice Helpline a call if something does go wrong, however. Our free number to call is 0800 689 0500, and you can also take the 30-second online test if you wish. This will lead you to the answers you seek about whether a compensation claim could be a possibility.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown