Pools are a good feature that increases the overall value of your house. If you have a pool in your house, your children, and even you, can have the most relaxing summer. In fact, the installment is also ideal for pool parties where you can go wild all night.
But with so many benefits, there is also a dark side to the swimming pool - the side which comprises major and horrible pool accidents. Many pool owners are cautious of pool safety and try to make sure that their pools are properly covered. Here are the most common accidents that can happen because of the swimming pool:
Some shocking statistics reveal that between 2005 and 2009, in the period of just five years, at least 3,500 fatal drownings occurred. This means that during this period, each day at least 10 people, including children, were drying in a non-boating drowning incident. This damning figure highlights the fact that the pool in your house can be a death cell if you haven't taken proper precautions. Also, it is also critical to have supervision if you are using your pool. This supervision is not restricted for children only. Drowning takes seconds and the sad part is that the person doesn't get the chance to help himself/herself. It is better to have someone nearby who can act quickly and prevent any untoward incident from happening. Besides drowning in water, there's another phenomenon called dry drowning. Here, a person dies after he or she has inhaled water into their lungs. A person can come out of the pool looking fine, but may complain of unease within the 24 hours. This is also called secondary drowning. While it is not that common, care and caution should be exercised.
2. Injuries Caused by the Fall
The area near the pool is slippery mainly because of the heavy wet feet traffic it receives. This slippery surface often causes people to fall and incur serious injury. To avoid this, it is good to keep the caution board sign near the pool and strictly ask everyone not to run near the pool surface.
3. Drain Entrapment
This is one of the scariest features. Some pools don't have covered drains (especially public pools). The suction from the drain can pull the swimmer drown. If the suction is strong, the swimmer is at the risk of drowning. It is important to keep these drains covered. If you are using the public pool, it is good to check whether the drain is covered. Accidents can be avoided if proper care is taken.
How To Prevent These Accidents
Many of these risks can be mitigated if you install a strong fence around your pool. There are different fencing options available to choose from.
You install the pool in your house so that you can have the quality family time with your partner and children. Don't turn this activity into a tragedy and always carry out preventative measures to increase security around the pool.