Slippery pool deck in Phoenix Arizona
Is the area around your swimming pool too slippery? If you have a slippery pool deck and are located in Phoenix Arizona, Walkway Management Group of Arizona can help make the area around your swimming pool much safer. Our company helps both commercial and residential properties reduce the potential for injury around swimming pools. Call us today to schedule a consultation or read more below about our company’s process, products, and services.
Why is it important to increase traction on surfaces surrounding a swimming pool?
As a swimming pool owner, it is likely you are already aware of the potential danger associated with slip and fall incidents around your swimming pool. However, most people are surprised to find out just how many injuries occur on the surface surrounding a swimming pool. As a matter of fact, a large majority of injuries related to swimming pools do not take place in the water at all. According to the CDC, over 150,000 injuries each year are a result of slip and fall accidents around swimming pools. Seeing as though the greater Phoenix area has more swimming pools than anywhere else in the United States, there are a larger number of swimming pool related slip and fall injuries.
What can happen if someone gets injured around my pool?
If someone is injured around your swimming pool you can be held legally liable for their injuries. As a matter of fact, there are attorneys that specialize in what are referred to as “slip and fall accidents.” Slip and fall attorneys will try to assess the value of a victim’s slip and fall injury before they take them on as a client. Here are some of the factors a personal injury attorney will take into consideration when assessing the value of a case.
- Your Financial Assets– These personal injury attorneys will take into consideration how much money you have. It goes without saying that if you have more financial assets, the amount they will seek for damages will be much higher. Even if you do not have a large sum of money, the personal injury lawyer may go after your assets such as: vehicles, properties, stocks, or other investments to cover the cost of their claim.
- Insurance– Personal injury attorneys will attempt to identify how much insurance coverage you have. If you are a homeowner or business in Phoenix with a swimming pool you should make sure you have enough insurance coverage to cover potential injuries on your property. If your insurance will not cover the cost of an injury, you may end up paying out of pocket for their personal injuries.
- Steps you have taken to reduce injury – The more steps you have taken to reduce the chances of injury on your property, the less likely you are to be held liable for injuries on your property. If you feel you do not need to take additional safety measures to avoid litigation because it’s just your family that uses the pool, think again. If a child trespasses on your property and is injured around your swimming pool, you can still be held liable for their injuries if you are not taking reasonable steps to prevent injuries. When you take steps to reduce the potential of injuries around your pool, your less likely to be held liable. Additionally, the worse an injury is the more compensation they will seek. Most importantly, they will take into consideration what steps you have taken to try to create a safe environment. Placing a fence around your swimming pool that is at least 4 feet in height and taking other measures such as increasing friction on surfaces surrounding your pool will greatly reduce the potential for you being held liable for injuries on your property.
Walkway Management Group of Arizona can evaluate your pool deck with our advanced technologies such as the Bot 3000E to determine what the slip coefficient of friction is on your pool deck surface. While a term like “slip coefficient of friction” may sound complicated, it’s simply a unit of measurement to describe how much force it takes to move an object on a particular surface. It may not always be necessary for us to measure things like slip coefficients of friction in order to help you increase friction on the surfaces around your swimming pool. Walkway Management Group of Arizona has a series of products that are proven to increase friction on any hard surface. Once we have determined the amount of friction the surface of your pool deck has, we will be able to advise you on the best treatments and products for us to use. Call for an evaluation today. With our Boost products and Bot 3000E Walkway Management group of Arizona can keep children and adults from slipping on your pool deck. By putting in the correct Boost product, we can make sure your children or yourself from falling and getting hurt on the slippery pool deck. Repairing a slippery pool deck can also prevent your friends from slipping on your pool deck, therefore preventing possible lawsuits to your home owners insurance.