Pool injuries can be disastrous for hotel or apartment owners if proper precautions aren’t followed. Pools are always very active places – kids are running around, there’s pool toys, chairs, and clutter around, and they’re often crowded – especially in nice weather. Slippery surfaces, excited kids, and too many people can create the perfect situation for severe pool injuries to occur. So what are some things that hotel or apartment operators can do to ensure safety around their pools?
An important step in avoiding pool injuries is making sure that rules are clearly posted. This includes hours that the pool is open, when or if lifeguards are on duty, and what is and is not allowed in the pool area. If the pool area is smaller, be sure to enforce capacity limits and make it known what tenants and guest can’t bring into the pool. Large toys or inflatables can take up room and get in the way. Another way to prevent pool injuries is to make sure there are lifeguards available at all – or peak times of pool operation. It should be mandatory for parents to watch their kids when in or near the pool area. Minors should not be allowed in hot tubs, and all pool equipment should receive regular maintenance checks. When apartment and hotel managers take these steps to avoid pool injuries, guests and tenants are much safer.