As a pool owner, you have a legal obligation to warn swimmers of any harm that may be present. Residential pools don’t have as many signs that must be put up as compared to public pools, but this does not mean that none should be put up. People still need to be made aware of the potential harm that they might face in the water that could lead to drowning. As the swim season begins to set off in May, more incidences of drownings will be reported and it is therefore important to have signs up to ensure pool safety Florida and Georgia is a priority.
Placement of pool signs
The said safety warning signs should be put up in plain sight where they are not obstructed by anything so that swimmers cannot claim that they were not fore-warned. This includes placing them on front gates, directly in the pool’s entrance, in locker rooms where people change so that they are aware of the rules before they get into the water.
Pool signs serve as reminders
Swimmers may be unconsciously aware of the pool regulations but may forget them due to overexcitement. The signs serve to remind them to put their life jackets on, stick to the buddy system, not to dive in shallow water and to go feet first on water slides. All of this are displayed in clear, plain text on the signs sometimes accompanied by pictures in an aim to promote pool safety Florida and Georgia.
Absolve you of blame
As a pool owner, you are legally bound to warn the people using your pool of potential harm and how to best avoid harm. Making sure you do this accordingly and extensively will absolve you of any legal liability and you can also use this as your defense in court. If you fore-warned them your duty has been fulfilled and it is not on you when they choose to ignore the signs.
State specific signs
There are signs on the market that are specific to the certain state codes and regulations that could go a long way in ensuring that you are sticking to your state requirements instead of generalizing. These signs range from warnings signs that are marked boldly to warn guests from misuse. The fact that they are water proof also ensures constant visibility.
These signs play into the prevention is better than cure tenet. Having pre-warned swimmers using your pool to pay attention to the risks of drowning and avoid areas that may cause harm will make them feel like you have their best interest at heart while absolving you of blame.
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