Dangerous Chemicals Are Present At Most Pools.Legal help for a Pool Injury by a former Certified Pool Operator
Prior to becoming a lawyer, George Patterson worked as a lifeguard and a certified pool operator at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. Public pools are required to have a certified pool operator on the premises. It is the responsibility of the certified pool operator to minimize the risk of a pool injury. The operation of a large pool involves the use of dangerous chemicals. These chemicals include muriatic acid and liquid chlorine. Pool chemicals can result in serious burns and severe inhalation injuries. The certified pool operator is responsible for the safe use of pool chemicals.
Violations of the rules that a certified pool operator is trained to follow may risk serious injuries to pool guests and lifeguards. Every day before a pool is opened the water is supposed to be tested. A pool operator may not let people in the pool until he or she has verified that the pool water is safe and a lifeguard is on duty. If a swimmer sustained a burn or suffered from respiratory distress this is a strong indication that the required safety protocols were not followed.