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Pool Accident Statistics


South Florida is known for its warm weather, blue sky, and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, many Floridians are injured daily in swimming pool accidents. Under Florida law, when a pool owner fails to take necessary precautions to make their pool safe, they may be liable for resulting injuries.

80% of drownings happen in residential pools or spas.
The #1 cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 is drowning.
Average medical costs are $75,000 to $180,000 for a near-drowning events.
An isolation fence (four-sided fence) reduces a child's risk of drowning by 83%

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Sources:

1 - https://snicc.org/files/uploads/Facts_about_Swimming_Pool_Drowning_Accidents.pdf

2 - https://www.poolsafely.gov/blog/know-the-facts-fatal-child-drownings/

3 - https://www.poolsafely.gov/blog/know-the-facts-fatal-child-drownings/

4 - https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/water-safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.html