Slippery pool deck in Sun City Arizona?
Does your swimming pool deck become dangerously slippery or slick when wet? Does it stay slippery even when dry? If you have this problem and are a commercial or residential property in Sun City Arizona, Walkway Management Group of Arizona can assist. Our company helps properties in The Greater Phoenix Area take action against the hazards and threat of injury that can 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 a pool owner, you most likely are already careful about the many dangers that can come with one. However, some people are astonished to find just how many injuries happen on the low-friction areas surrounding their pool. Statistically, a large majority of the injuries related to swimming pools don’t even happen in the water. According to the Center for Disease Control, somewhere around 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 driest and hottest region in The United States, The Greater Phoenix area has more swimming pools than any other region of the country. Therefore, one can understand that the more swimming pools a locale 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 hurt around your swimming pool and decide that there is a need to take actions seeking compensation, you could theoretically be held liable for their injuries. Some lawyers specialize in “slip and fall accidents”. Slip and fall attorneys evaluate the worth of a victim’s injury well before they even take on their claim. Here are a few of the many thoughts that an attorney may consider while addressing the value of a case.
- Your Financial Assets– Personal injury attorneys can find the value of your finances and your material wealth. The more capital you have amassed, the higher the amount the victim will try to 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 you own 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 provider to see how much coverage they can put towards the claim. If you are a business or home owner in Sun City with a pool, it is good foresite that you take any measures to make sure that your insurance company can provide the coverage to settle any injuries or accidents that take place on your property. If they decide that the proper action has not been taken they may not cover the costs of an injury at all, in that case you may have to pay for the total sum of their injuries.
- Steps to take to reduce injury – Any steps you have taken in preventing an injury from occurring on your property, minimizes the likelihood of you being held accountable for said injuries on your residence. 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 will use your swimming pool, you should reconsider. If a person were to trespass on your property (even illegally), and injure themselves on the deck of your pool, you can still be responsible for their injuries had you not taken proper steps to avoid the accident. Courts could claim that 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 grievous the injury, the more compensation the victim of an injury will try to seek. Personal injury attorneys will 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 maximize 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 assess the level of friction on your deck with ‘The Bot 3000E’. Using this powerful technology we can find the “slip coefficient of friction” of any given surface. While this term may seem scientific, it simply means the unit of measure for the force it takes 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 will utilize great products to maximize the friction of your pool deck. Once we understand how slick and slippery the surface of your deck is, we will treat it with our ‘Boost’ products, fixing the possibility of you or your kids falling and getting injured on a slippery pool deck. Stopping this ahead of time of this can also keep any other person 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.