When using a public swimming pool or a pool at the home of a friend, your primary safety concern is likely to revolve around watching your children. Of course, drowning is a real risk for those who are not strong swimmers, and additionally, wet surfaces can present significant dangers for children. However, many people do not often consider the health risks of poorly maintained pools.
Unclean or poorly managed water can exacerbate certain existing conditions and can also cause new ailments. If you have been affected by any of the following issues, it can be possible to take legal action against the premises.
Pool users can be affected by too much chlorine
Many pool owners want to avoid the risk of dirty water, but as a result, they have overchlorinated their pool. Chlorine is a very strong chemical, and studies have linked chlorine with cancer, asthma and tooth enamel erosion.
Dirty water is dangerous
On the other hand, too little chlorine exposes pool users to dirty water. 58% of public pools were found to have high levels of E. coli in 2013. E. coli can lead to many illnesses, including serious stomach bugs and urinary tract infections.
Unrepaired issues at the pool cause injuries
If tiles around the pool are cracked or the diving board is not functioning correctly, these issues should be addressed by the premises immediately. Unaddressed issues like this can cause serious injuries to pool users, and pain and suffering can occur as a result.
If you or your child were injured at a pool, you will likely want to gain back the money spent on medical bills. By taking action against the premises, it is possible for you to gain compensation.