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Study Shows Portable Pools Just as Dangerous as In-Ground Pools for Children

Study Shows Portable Pools Just as Dangerous as In-Ground Pools for Children

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Summer is a time for outdoor activities and for many families this includes picking up an inflatable or soft-sided pool. These pools, much more affordable for the average family than the in-ground version, are still dangerous and can be even more so with the lack of safety devices. A study published in Pediatricson the safety of pools that are 18 inches to 4 feet deep and are soft-sided or inflatable demonstartes the safety hazards. The study shows 209 drowning deaths and 35 near-drowning incidents from 2001 to 2009, it was conducted by Nationwide Hospital and Independent Safety Consulting in Rockville, Maryland. The results show that the incidents in portable pools and in-ground pools are comparable. The findings suggest that there should be multiple layers of protection for portable pools, just as there should be for in-ground pools. Adult supervision, covers, fencing, and knowledge of CPR are a few of the protections that should be in place when children are near any kind of pool.

Pools are an attractive place to play to young children and can be dangerous to your own children and others in your neighborhood. It is important to have multiple safety precautions in place if you have either an in-ground or portable pool. The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC have experience with personal injury cases involving defective and unsafe toys and can help you recover for injuries that you or a family member sustain while on a business owner's property that is open to the public. Please call (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.

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