Assertive Injury Representation Throughout West Virginia
Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC
Dedicated Service. Passionate Representation. A History Of Success.
Click Here TO Call Now Free Consults 866-587-0167 Injury Throughout West Virginia
Main Menu

Owners of swimming pools must keep guests safe

Pool owners in West Virginia may invite friends and family to swim during the summer months. Before allowing other people to use their pool, owners should make sure that they are taking appropriate safety precautions. If someone is injured in a private pool, the pool owner could be held financially responsible under certain circumstances.

A private pool should be inspected for hazardous conditions throughout the entire year, not only during the months that it is being used. The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that pool owners install fences around pools with self-closing or latching gates. To prevent swimming pool injuries, ladders should be removed from above-ground pools when the pools are not being used, and pool covers should also be installed when pools are unoccupied.

People who own pools have a responsibility to keep children safe by supervising them closely when they are on the premises. Pool owners should learn to perform CPR on both children and adults in case of an emergency. While pools are being used, swimmers should have access to reaching poles and flotation devices. The CPSC also advises pool owners to take action to prevent bacterial contamination in their pools by using proper pool chemicals.

Pools can be considered a dangerous property condition under some circumstances, such as when they are left uncovered and unattended. A person who is injured as a result of an accident in those conditions may want to have the assistance of legal counsel in bringing a premises liability lawsuit seeking compensation from the owner of the property.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Connect With Our Attorneys

Distinguished ™ AV ® LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2015 Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers Super Lawyers Chambers and Partners Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers| 2017 Martindale-Hubbell The Best Lawyers in America American Association for Justice Million Dollar  Advocates Forum MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.