The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a number of safety guides for pool, spa, whirlpool and Hot tubs safety that I’ve added for your review or download in our articles section. Now that summer is here and people in Northwest Pennsylvania are using their pools and having new ones installed, the Erie swimming pool lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. would like to offer information about the responsibilities of pool ownership and to provide information helpful to Erie pool owners and parents. Erie pool injuries can be prevented. Here are links to the publications available on our site:
Steps for Safety Around the Pool – This full color brochure provides easy to read and follow steps for safety at your home pool.
How to Plan for the Unexpected: Preventing Child Drownings in Pools – In Erie, drowning and pool injuries are a leading cause of death and injury for young children in the summer. The information here can help parents and caregivers provide young children with the protection they deserve.
Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas Safer – This is a detailed guide addressing the hazards of body entrapment/entanglement and evisceration/disembowelment. The guide is intended for use in building, maintaining and upgrading public and private pools and spas.
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools – This guide offers guidelines for pool barriers that can help prevent most submersion incidents involving young children and is designed for use by owners, purchasers and builders of residential pools, spas and hot tubs.
CPSC Safety Alert – This alert emphasizes the importance of ALWAYS monitoring children around pools.