Pool Heater Carbon Monoxide Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Clients in San Antonio

Although swimming can be a fun activity, it can become deadly if your indoor pool heater malfunctions. If your pool heater starts to leak carbon monoxide, it can result in serious brain damage and even death if you are exposed to it for too long.

What Are the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

The following are common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion

If you start to feel any of these symptoms, it is crucial to leave the area and go somewhere with open air space as soon as possible, otherwise, you can end up unconscious as more carbon monoxide fills the air.

How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

While many modern pool heaters are equipped with technology that helps prevent carbon monoxide leaks, malfunctioning machinery and negligence are still common causes of deadly accidents. If you want to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure you set up your heater outside away from windows and openings to your home. You should also have the ventilation near the pool heater inspected by a certified professional. Keeping up with maintenance and staying up-to-date with mechanical knowledge for your pool heater can also help you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

In addition to dangerous leaks, you also need to keep an eye out for blockages in the system. Sometimes dirt, leaves, or even dead animals can clog the heating system and cause it to explode. This is why it is a good idea to schedule an annual inspection to prevent your system from malfunctioning.

Consult with Our San Antonio Swimming Pool Lawyer

At The J. Guerra Law Firm, our team of dedicated legal professionals is here to assist if you need help filing a lawsuit to recover damages for a pool heater carbon monoxide accident. We are committed to representing clients who have suffered serious losses or been detrimentally wronged due to negligence and faulty products. If you have questions about your case, then don’t hesitate to stop by our law firm to speak to a member of our team.

Call (877) 903-8323 today to schedule your free case consultation.