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3 dangers of water parks

On Behalf of | May 31, 2022 | Premises Liability

Summer is one of the biggest times of the year when thousands flock to water parks to cool off. There are plenty of activities at pools to entertain you and your loved ones. You might find yourself spending hours on the lazy river as your loved ones try out every winding water slide or diving board.

Despite all the lifeguards and warning signs, it might be surprising to know that water parks aren’t as safe as advertised. You or a loved one could be injured or fatally hurt while enjoying a bit of sun and water. Here’s what you should know:

Drowning is silent and deadly

Many movies depict people drowning while tossing their hands around screaming for help. However, real-life drowning can be sudden and quiet. 

Someone could be trapped underwater by a pipe or by a water filter for too long. Water can fill a person’s lungs as they submerge below the water. As a result, someone could drown and be permanently injured from the lack of oxygen. 

Heatstroke can happen in or out of pools

Whether you’ve been swimming all day or bathing in the sunlight, you could be a victim of heatstroke. Despite all the water around you, you can become dehydrated by all the effort done when swimming. 

A water park may not provide the necessary shading people need to protect themselves from overheating. People with medical issues are even more susceptible to heatstroke.

Chlorine and disinfectants can be a health hazard

Pools are a mix of choline, disinfectants and water to fight off all the dirt, bugs and bodily fluids people bring to a water park. These chemicals can cause your skin to flare up and become irritable because of a bad ration or a poorly mixed pool. You could find you’ve developed a rash because of the chemicals in a pool. You might even find that your eyes are irritated or the chemicals caused you a respiratory attack. 

You shouldn’t blame yourself for the injuries caused at a waterpark. You may find the waterpark was negligent of their duties to keep you safe causing you serious or permanent health issues