Mind Your Own Business
July, 2018 - Issue #166
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Be Pool Smart this Summer
Swimming pool accidents claim more than 1,000 children's lives each year and accidents in swimming pools account for more than one third of all child fatalities. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths in children ages 14 and under, but even adults can suffer catastrophic injury or death as a result of swimming pool mishaps each year.

There are several reasons why there are so many swimming pool accidents among children. A temporary lapse in supervision is a common factor in most drowning and near-drowning cases. A child can drown in a matter of seconds - in the time it takes to answer the phone, and there is often no splashing to warn of trouble. Children are also more at risk because they can drown in small quantities of water and are at risk in their own homes from wading pools, bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails and toilets as well as swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.

The owners of private pools are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for children and adults. If you or a loved one has been injured in a private or public pool, you may be able to file a claim for damages against the owner/operator of the pool. The three main components of a valid claim against the owner or operator of a pool are negligence, causation and damages.

If the owner failed to provide a safe environment, with respect to the use and operation of the swimming pool, which would include proper supervision, warnings, gating and safety and rescue equipment, the owner or operator of the swimming pool may be negligent. If the injured party suffered damages as a result of a swimming pool owner, or operator's negligence, they are entitled to be compensated for their damages.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

Mac's Pool & Spa Supply
Celebrates 26 Years in Business

Mac's Pool & Spa Supply, recently relocated to Downtown Newhall after 25 years on Bouquet Canyon Road, is celebrating 26 years in the swimming pool and spa business. They are known for reliable, knowledgeable advice and service with a store filled not only with today's best products but personal, friendly staff. They carry a wide selection of equipment, chemicals, above-ground pools, Dolphin robotic cleaners, toys, floats, games and more. The company provides free water analysis, in-store motor repairs, automatic cleaner diagnosis and repair, pool remodels and much more.
Mac's Pool & Spa Supply 255-5468
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