Slippery pool deck in Avondale Arizona?
Does your swimming pool deck become too slippery when wet and stays slippery even when dry? If it does and you live in Avondale Arizona, Walkway Management Group of Arizona can make the area around your swimming pool noticeably safer. Our company helps both commercial and residential properties in the Greater Phoenix Area take measures against the hazards and injuries that occur on the hard surfaces of swimming pools. Call us today to schedule a consultation or read more below about our company’s procedures, products, and services.
Why is it important to increase traction on surfaces surrounding a swimming pool?
As someone who owns a pool, you are likely already very careful about the many hazards that can come with one. However, some people are shocked or stunned to find just how many injuries happen on the low-friction surfaces surrounding their pool. Statistically, an excess of injuries related to swimming pools don’t even happen in the water. According to the CDC, more than 150,000 injuries will take place each year as a result of a slip and fall around a swimming pool. Being that it’s the hottest region in The United States, The Greater Phoenix area has more swimming pools than any other in the country. Therefore, one can understand that the more swimming pools an area has, the more a slip and fall accident will likely take place.
What can happen if someone gets injured around my pool?
If a person were to be injured around your swimming pool and decide it is necessary to take actions seeking compensation, you could theoretically be held liable for their injuries. There are even lawyers who specialize in “slip and fall accidents”. Slip and fall attorneys evaluate the worth of a victim’s injury before they even take on their case. Here are a few of the many factors that an attorney will take while addressing the value of a case.
- Your Financial Assets– Personal injury attorneys can find the value of your fiscal and material wealth. The more capital you have cultivated, the higher the amount the victim can seek for compensation. Even if you don’t have large pools of money, a personal injury lawyer can estimate the value of other goods or belongings such as: vehicles, properties, stocks, or any other investments to cover the cost of the claim.
- Insurance– Personal injury attorneys will also communicate with your insurance to see how much coverage they will be able to put towards the claim. If you are a business or home owner in Avondale with a pool, it is prudent to take any measures to ensure that your insurance company will provide the coverage to settle any injuries or accidents that take place on your property. If they decide proper action has not been taken they may not cover the cost of an injury, in that case you will end up paying for the total sum of their injuries.
- Steps to take to reduce injury – Any steps that you have taken to prevent an injury from occurring on your property, minimizes the likelihood of you being held accountable for any injuries on your residence. Now if you think that you don’t need to take the proper safety measures to avoid any legal litigation because you believe that only your family would use your swimming pool, you should reconsider. If an unknown person were to trespass on your property (even illegally), and injure themselves on the deck of your pool, you can still be held accountable for their injuries had you not taken the proper steps to avoid the accident. The courts could claim you are at fault for creating a hazardous environment. Taking steps to reduce the chance for a slip and fall accident around your pool will lessen any likelihood for you to be held liable. Furthermore: the more severe the injury, the more compensation in damages the victim of an injury try to seek. Personal injury attorneys take into mind any of the factors that you have taken to create a slip-free area. If you were to install a fence around your swimming pool that is at least 4 feet tall, and bring the friction of surfaces surrounding your pool to a safe level; you would reduce the risk of being held liable for any injuries that occur on your property.
Walkway Management Group of Arizona will also evaluate the level of friction on your deck with our ‘The Bot 3000E’. Using this advanced sensor we can find the “slip coefficient of friction” of any surface. While this term may seem arduous to understand, it simply means the unit of measure for whatever force it would take to move an object on a flat surface (That being said it may not even be needed to determine the amount of friction on the surface around your pool). Here at Walkway Management Group of Arizona we utilize many great products to maximize the friction of your pool deck. Once we know how slick the surface of your deck is, we can treat it with ‘Boost’ products, remedying the possibility of you or your kids falling and getting injured on a slippery pool deck. Preventing this can also keep any other people from falling, therefore avoiding a suit to your homeowners insurance. With our ‘Boost’ products and ‘Bot 3000E’ Walkway Management Group of Arizona will help keep your friends and family from being injured on your pool deck. Call for an evaluation today.