With summer and the hot sun just ahead, it’s almost time to head out to the pool for a refreshing dip in some cool water. Whether you use a backyard pool, a community pool, or a hotel pool, swimming is fun for the entire family.
Although swimming pools provide great exercise and relaxation, they also contribute to thousands of injuries each year from slip and fall accidents. Wet surfaces around swimming pools are very dangerous, especially to young children who may run and play around the pool. Children are particularly vulnerable to slip and fall accidents around the pool, even with adult supervision. They don’t realize that they may suffer serious injuries such as sprains, fractures and broken bones, severe head trauma, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries that can lead to permanent paralysis.
Common slip and fall injuries around the pool include:
· Serious Sprains
When a sudden fall …