Swimming Pool Drowning

Swimming Pool and Drowning Accidents in Kentucky

Swimming pools and hot tubs offer children and adults a great deal of fun and relaxation, but it is important for pool owners to understand the responsibilities they incur for protecting against injuries and drowning accidents on their property. Swimming pools and hot tubs can be considered "attractive nuisances" meaning that they can increase interest in obtaining access to them. Pools and hot tubs must be properly maintained, secured and supervised.

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 3,000 unintentional drowning deaths per year in the United States. Nearly 5,000 children are rushed to the hospital as the result of drowning accidents; 15% die from these accidents and nearly 20% are left with long term disabilities as the result of deprivation of oxygen. These statistics point to the importance of pool owners taking proper precautions and carefully maintaining the property in the pool area.

Whether the pool or hot tub is at a private home, a hotel, a health club or a public park, all owners need to exercise careful management and maintenance of the pool because they are responsible for injuries that occur on their properties. Injuries from pools and spas may result from a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Improper supervision
  • Improper or insufficient fencing surrounding the pool
  • Absence of or faulty locks around the pool area
  • Absence of or faulty pool/hot tub covers
  • Suction hazards
  • Drain problems
  • Lack of lifeguards
  • Improper training of lifeguards
  • Chemical imbalances in the water or contaminated water
  • Diving board injuries
  • Pool overcrowding
  • Water depth
  • Water visibility

It is also important to consider other potential sources of liability or responsibility. For example, school field trips including swimming bring up the issue of chaperones. There need to be a sufficient number of chaperones, and the chaperones must be providing proper supervision.

Drowning represents the second leading cause of accidental death in children age 1 to 14 and the sixth leading cause of accidental death for all Americans. Pool ownership and maintenance should not be taken lightly as negligence can result in serious injury ordeath. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a swimming pool injury due to pool owner negligence, you may want to contact a lawyer. Brett Oppenheimer, a Kentucky attorney, can assist you in evaluating your allegations and handling the legal processes involved. Contact Brett today for a free consultation of your case at or call (502) 242-8877.

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