Common Causes of Swimming Pool Accidents in Wellington

Common causes of swimming pool accidents can be traced back to the pool owner’s own failure to observe reasonable care required of him. Below are some causes of pool accidents:

  • Failure to install closing gates to keep young children from entering the pool area. Swimming pools must be compliant with local building codes. Safety fences at least 4 feet high are needed to avoid others from getting in the pool.
  • Failure to keep pool logs. Pool logs help keep the ins and outs of the people in the pool area. This will ensure that the pool has reached the maximum capacity, and so, avoid letting in more.
  • Lack of vacuum drains without proper covers. If the pool has a single main drain, the pool owner or operator must either disable the drain or install a second anti-entrapment device or system.

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