Swimming is a great whole-body form of exercise. You are supported in the water so it is good for all kinds of people to do, as well. It can be very relaxing and some people go regularly. However, the dangers of swimming pools can ruin what would otherwise be an enjoyable time. While accidents are rare, it pays to be aware of some of the potential risk factors.
Some of the main dangers of swimming pools
- Slips. If the area surrounding the pool isn’t kept clean, it could lead the tiled surfaces to become slippery. Falling over could result in a knock to the head or any one of a number of other injuries.
- Falls. This really extends from the point made above. A simple slip doesn’t sound too bad, but a fall can be more serious.
- Poor maintenance. Tiles should be checked on a regular basis and replaced if they are broken, as people may cut their feet on them while using the pool. Every other area of the swimming pool should also be maintained to a high standard at all times.
- Illness. This may happen too, either through eating poorly prepared, cooked or stored food from a café on-site, or by swimming in water that does not have the right levels of chlorine in it. Bacteria can potentially lead to a nasty illness that isn’t too pleasant.
- No lifeguards. There should always be someone by the side of the pool to step in if someone gets into difficulty or requires help in some way. If this isn’t the case, a minor incident could potentially turn into something more serious.
Have you experienced an accident at a pool?
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Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead