Slippery pool deck in Scottsdale Arizona?
Is the surface around your swimming pool too slippery? If your pool deck is far too slick and you live in Scottsdale Arizona, Walkway Management Group of Arizona can help in making the area around your swimming pool absolutely safer. Our company assists both commercial and residential properties in the Greater Phoenix Area in minimizing the threat of injuries taking place around any and all 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 the owner of a swimming pool, it is likely you are already aware of the hazards associated with slip and fall accidents around your pool. However, most people are amazed to find out just how many injuries can occur on the surfaces surrounding a swimming pool. By statistics, a majority of injuries related to swimming pools do not take place in the water at all. According to the Center of Disease Control, over 150,000 injuries each year happen as a result of slip and fall accidents around swimming pools. Seeing that The Greater Phoenix area has more swimming pools than anywhere else in the United States, a slip and fall accident is much more likely to occur here than anywhere else.
What can happen if someone gets injured around my pool?
If someone gets injured around your swimming pool you can easily be held legally liable for their injuries. It is a fact that some attorneys specialize in what’s referred to as “slip and fall accidents”. These slip and fall attorneys can assess the value of a victim’s injury before they take them on as a client. Here are a few of the factors personal injury attorneys will take into consideration when assessing the value of a case.
- Your Financial Assets– Personal injury attorneys take into mind how much money and material wealth you own. The more financial assets you have, the higher the amount they can and seek for damages. Even if you do not have large pools of money, a personal injury lawyer will go after other assets such as: vehicles, properties, stocks, or any other investments to cover the cost of their claim.
- Insurance– Personal injury attorneys can try and identify how much insurance coverage you will receive. If you are a homeowner or business in Scottsdale with a pool it is important to ensure that you have the insurance coverage to address any potential injuries on your property. If your insurance won’t cover the cost of an injury, you may very well end up paying the total of their personal injuries.
- Steps you have taken to reduce injury – The more steps you take to minimize the chances of an injury on your property, the less it is likely that you will be held liable for any injuries on your property. If you think that you do not need to take additional safety measures to avoid litigation because it’s just you or your family that uses your swimming pool, you need to reconsider. If a person were to enter your property illegally and become injured around your swimming pool, you can still be held liable for their injuries, if you have not taken the reasonable and responsible steps to prevent the accident. Taking the steps to minimize the possibility of a slip and fall accident around your pool makes you much less likely to be held liable. Furthermore: the worse an injury, the more compensation they can try to seek. Personal injury attorneys will take into consideration the actions you have taken to try to create a safe environment. Installing a fence around your swimming pool that is at least 4 feet high and taking measures such as increasing friction on the surfaces surrounding your pool will greatly reduce the risk of you being held liable for injuries on your property.
Walkway Management Group of Arizona can provide an evaluation on the friction of your pool deck with our advanced technology: the ‘Bot 3000E’. Using this we can determine the “slip coefficient of friction” of your pool deck’s surface. While a term like “slip coefficient of friction” may sound very technical, it simply refers to the unit of measurement of the amount of force it will take to move an object on a given surface (However it may not be necessary for us to measure things like the slip coefficients of friction in order to help you increase the friction on the surfaces around your pool). Walkway Management Group of Arizona utilizes products that can in fact increase the friction of any hard surfaces. Once we have assessed the amount of friction the surface of your pool deck is seated at, we will be able to guide you on the best treatments and products to use. With our ‘Boost’ products and ‘Bot 3000E’ Walkway Management Group of Arizona can prevent children and adults alike from getting seriously hurt on your pool deck. By applying the correct Boost products, we can prevent you or your children from falling and getting injured on a slippery pool deck. Eliminating a slippery pool deck can also avoid your friends from slipping, therefore averting any and all lawsuits to your homeowners insurance. Call for an evaluation today.