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The particular dangers of hotel pools

If you are one of the millions of tourists who flock to the shores of Myrtle Beach each summer, you know the appeal of the beach. But the hotel pool is another amenity that many families enjoy.

However, the pool could easily be the most dangerous part of the hotel. To keep you and your family safer this summer no matter where you vacation, keep the following questions in mind.

Is there frequent pool maintenance?

Now, more important than ever before, is frequent monitoring of the water quality and precise calibrating of the pool chemicals to prevent bacteria and viruses from contaminating the pool. Without that, as well as regular sanitization of the surrounding amenities, hotel guests could become very ill.

Ask the concierge how often and thoroughly the pool is cleaned and water monitored if you have any doubts.

Is the pool area secured by a locking device?

It can happen in the blink of an eye. Each parent thinks the other has control of their toddler, while meanwhile the child has made their way to the pool area and tumbled in. These tragedies are completely preventable if the pool area is locked and inaccessible to unsupervised children.

A well-run hotel has management, security and sufficient staffing to handle the day-to-day operations as well as address emergencies that might crop up. Their jobs are to spot potential safety threats and mitigate them before anyone gets hurt.

Did you suffer injuries or illness from a hotel pool?

If your beach vacation left you with illnesses or injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may need to take legal action in order to recoup the expenses of medical bills and other costs.