1.Hire pool consultants. They will check for compliance, safety hazards, design
recommendations and other risk management issues of which owners
may not be aware.
lifeguards. This keeps guards vigilant and performing at their best
At hotel check-in or
signing of an apartment lease, verbally review safety procedures
and make sure parents understand they must watch their children
around the pool.
Train all staff
members in CPR and first aid.
equipment within reach. Check that fences and gates are secure and
working properly, signs are clear, and a working phone is
Have a good
insurance policy. Families often sue to place the blame on someone
else, and settlements can meet or exceed the policy limits.FEATURE STORY
Swim at Your Own Risk
litigious environment, that warning is a double-edged sword for
patrons who risk drowning and owners who risk liability. Are
lifeguards worth the extra cost to avoid both? Experts on each side
of the issue weigh in.