Defectively Designed and Poorly Maintained Swimming Pools
Swimming pools are a benefit of living in the highly developed world, and especially for families living in the Carolinas, they offer an opportunity for outdoor activity and family fun in the summer heat. They offer a chance for young people to learn how to play and exercise in water safely, give families a unique space to bond, and offer a workout option for everyone from experienced athletes to people with injuries. All the while they remain a refreshing place of leisure and relaxation…when they are kept safely, that is.
Swimming cools can be difficult to maintain and require attention to chemical composition, temperature, mechanism updates, and structural soundness to continue offering a safe atmosphere for families’ enjoyment and physical activity. If all these conditions, which require the address of several more specific technical details, are not met at all times, swimming pools go from a place of joy and health to a major human health hazard.
A pool which is not kept at proper water temperatures and chemically treated to code is a potential site for algal blooms, which breed not only a disgusting plantlike film in the water but also open up the site to major bacterial infestation. An overrunning with bacteria or viruses is possible without algae, though, and if a safe pH range is not maintained in swimming pools, they become a petting dish for a host of human- and animal-borne pathogens. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a poorly maintained swimming pool, call one of the experienced North Carolina or South Carolina attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson.
In addition to the potential for infectious disease due to poor water conditions, other failures to properly maintain swimming pools can present hazards to human safety. Inadequately kept or old pumping equipment may introduce harmful chemicals or metal particles to the water, and they may also create a physically hazardous situation for swimmers who come in contact with them. Obsolete filtration technology can create risks, not only opening up the pool to bad water but also endangering swimmers through the threat of suction which may catch on their limbs or clothing. Lack of structural soundness compromised by neglect can create a situation in which the property on which the pool rests can cause safety problems if things such as sinkholes are created.
No one expects to be harmed at a swimming pool, but it does happen. If you or your loved one was injured or made ill by swimming at a swimming pool as a result of lack of care for the pool’s facilities, you might be entitled to compensation for the coverage of medical expenses or other costs that were incurred as a result of this encounter.
Please contact an experienced attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson who can protect your rights and interests as you recover from your injuries. Insurance and health-related claims like these should not be handled on your own. The attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson know the law and how to get you the compensation you may deserve your injuries.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Did you or a loved one suffer an illness or injury as a result of swimming pool in North Carolina or South Carolina? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with an expert attorney, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.
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