Joseph F. Diaco Jr. discusses the potential liability and hazards of pool ownership - Diaco Law

Joseph F. Diaco Jr. discusses the potential liability and hazards of pool ownership

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Tampa pool safety and possible liability


Temperatures in Tampa make it possible for pool owners to swim nearly all year. The problem with extended pool time is that there is an increased likelihood of a tragic accident if pool owners do not take the proper steps to limit unsupervised access to the water. To minimize the potential for drowning, a homeowner will want to:

  • Install self-closing/self-latching gates
  • Install all gate latches 54 inches above the ground
  • Install an approved child-safety barrier or a pool safety cover
  • Install exit alarms on all windows/doors leading to the pool area.

It is important to keep in mind there is no substitute for diligent and proper supervision of all swimmers when a pool is accessible.

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