In a state surrounded by sea, you would think that water safety would be second nature to most Florida residents. As a side effect of year-round sunshine and warm weather, swimming pools and water sports are a common element of life in South Florida. Most people are happy to take any opportunity to beat the heat with a swim, but there is also the risk of danger with swimming areas. Because there are so many houses that have pools in South Florida, there is a drastic rise in the likelihood of water accidents.
For homeowners, having a pool does mean additional responsibilities. Additionally, there are specific laws by which they must abide for their safety, as well as the safety of others. Specifically, children are at an elevated risk of injury due to water-related accidents.