Swimming is a great pastime to get involved in. Everyone should learn how to swim at a young age. Not only is it enjoyable, it could save that person’s life in the future. If you know how to swim you are less likely to get into trouble if you are near water or fall into a pool or river. You may also be able to help someone else if they get into trouble.
Most of us have been to a swimming pool at one point or another. It is always important to follow a number of swimming pool safety tips, to ensure everyone stays safe and has a good time. For example, you should always follow all signs and instructions that are at the pool, and the instructions of any lifeguards who are present.
No running by the pool
Running is a big no-no when you are near a swimming pool. The surrounding area is usually tiled and it can get very slippery when wet. Good swimming pool safety means adhering to this rule, and making sure you do not walk too close to the edge of the pool itself.
If you have young children, you should keep a close eye on them when you are at the pool. Young children should use the smaller, shallower pool that is designed with them in mind. Similarly it is a good idea not to go out of your depth if you are not a strong swimmer, or you are not confident in your ability to tread water.
Be alert to potential problems and report them if necessary
All swimming pools need to be maintained to keep them in good condition. A good example would be the need to replace any broken or chipped tiles in or around the pool area. Broken tiles can easily cut someone’s foot, and since everyone will be barefoot this could potentially cause a nasty injury.
If you have been hurt while at a swimming pool, and you think the accident happened because someone else was at fault, it is worth contacting the team working at Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is free to call on 0800 689 0500, and when you do make the call you have the opportunity to speak with a trained advisor. If we feel you do have a chance to make a claim, our lawyers could take on your case.