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The fun of summer is in full swing, and as the temps heat up, everybody
just wants to get in the water! We don’t blame you for wanting to
cool off in the pool, but we do want to offer a few suggestions if you
plan to make a trip to a nearby waterpark this season.

There’s Something in the Water

Even though you’ve likely heard that chlorine kills germs, the truth is, it
sometimes takes days for chlorine to adequately fight the bacteria floating around in the water.
We don’t mean to alarm you with this information, simply make you
aware that it is always a good idea to rinse off with fresh water (many
waterparks have showering facilities) before and after you swim, and it
is NEVER a good idea to swallow or ingest chlorinated water, pool water,
lake water, or any other public-swimming water.

Watch Your Step!

It may seem like a no-brainer, but waterparks are slippery! It can be difficult
to get your kids to slow down and stop running around the pools, or even
for you to keep your balance in your flip flops. Waterparks are liable
for making sure their environment is safe and free of major safety hazards
and threats, but you can never be too careful. Whether at the top of a
water slide, or on the steps into the pool, stay alert, use the appropriate
hand railings and flotation devices, and encourage your kids to slow down!

Eat Smart

While we’re sure most facilities are doing their best to keep their
food storage maintained and everything at the proper safety temperatures,
if you’re unsure about the quality of the food in the park, it’s
better to avoid it rather than risk it. The combination of the already-present
waterpark bacteria, mixed with workers who may not be highly educated
in food safety, and escalated by the summer heat, it may be a good idea
to bring your own lunch.

Call Wagner Reese – Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers

Waterparks are responsible to protect you from predictable injuries, but
accidents do happen, and negligence is all too real. If you are injured
at the waterpark this summer, whether through a slip & fall accident,
food poisoning, water-borne bacteria, or something else, the
personal injury attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you in recovering the damages you may be owed.
Call us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation.