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Chemical safety and swimming pools

There are various amenities a business might make available to its patrons. For some businesses, these amenities might include a swimming pool. For such companies, one thing that it can be critical to give appropriate focus to when it comes to their pools is chemical safety. This can be an important aspect of protecting both their patrons’ safety and the business’ interests.

There are various chemicals that can be involved in maintaining a swimming pool, such as chlorine. How such chemicals are handled can have major safety implications. Missteps related to such handling could subject users of a pool to harmful chemical exposures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the U.S. sees 3,000 to 5,000 emergency room visits a year related to harms coming out of chemical mishandlings connected to residential and public pools, spas and hot tubs.

When injury-causing chemical exposures occur at a pool on its premises, a business could find itself facing legal claims. Such claims could put many things in jeopardy for the business. This could include its financial well-being. It could also include its reputation among patrons. This is why it can be so important companies to take appropriate steps to understand their defense options when allegations arise that chemical safety practices they had regarding pools on their premises fell short and led to patrons getting hurt.

As one can see from this discussion on the potential ramifications of chemical safety problems at pools, what practices businesses here in Louisiana that have pools or similar things available for patron use engage in related to the handling of pool-related chemicals can be very impactful.

Source: WJCL, “Here's what's lurking in pool water,” June 28. 2017

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