Pool Decks and Injuries You Need to Be Aware Of
Many of these deaths and injuries could have been possibly prevented with better safety awareness from the people who maintained the pool. One way you can safe guard your home or business from pool deck injuries, is to apply a non slip coating.
Fort Lauderdale (I-Newswire) August 9, 2013 - In New Jersey two 19 months old boys climbed over a gate near an in ground pool, fell into the pool
and drowned to death. A lawsuit resulted in over a 2 million dollar settlement.
According to The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC's website "the pool manufacturer has a duty to recommend and warn that pools should be protected by multiple levels of protection including parental supervision, adequate fencing, perimeter alarms, and safety covers. Evidence showed that thousands of children are treated in emergency rooms annually for immersion".
In Colorado 29 year old Robin Aleo, of Louisville, Colorado was at a pool party in Andover, Mass. She decided to slide head first down a slide sold by Toys R Us. The slide partially collapsed or deflated and she slammed her head on the concrete pool deck. Aleo died the next day. Toys R Us was ordered to pay Aleo's family $20.6 million.
During the trial, the lawyers representing the Aleo family said the slide didn't comply with federal safety standards. Toys R Us' attorneys argued that the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulation cited by Aleo's family only applies to rigid slides, not inflatable ones.
So what do these injuries and deaths tell us about pool decks?
According to Abbey's Hope, a charity designated to informing the public about the dangers of pool drains and inflatable pool slides,"approximately 3,600 non-fatal injuries occur to children 14 years old and under due to near-drowning incident . Home swimming pools and spas are the most common site for drowning."
Many of these deaths and injuries could have been possibly prevented with better safety awareness from the people who maintained the pool. One way you can easily safe guard your home or business from pool deck injuries, is to apply a non slip coating to the concrete pool deck area. If you can greatly reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries occurring outdoors in areas where hard concrete can cause severe injuries, its probably a good investment to make. Also regardless of whose fault the injury may be, if the injury happens on your premise, there seems to be a good chance that you can be found liable and may have quite the legal mess on your hands.
Is there a solution to Pool Deck Safety?
While there is no magical quick fix for pool deck related injuries, Bob Vila provides some important incite on pool deck safety below.
"Left untreated, a concrete pool deck is at the mercy of the elements and can be an accident waiting to happen. Exposure to sun, heat, rain, and cold will cause the surface to crack. Spilled beverages, suntan oils, and food can cause staining. A wet concrete surface is slippery, and lingering water can form into mold and mildew. The right sealer or protective coating will keep the surface looking new for years to come. It can also keep those running feet safely on the deck."
Is there an easy to apply and simple to maintain Pool Deck Coating?
SolidStepCote made by Liquiguard Technologies is a completely clear coating that can be applied in minutes to any outdoor concrete pool deck. Unlike other coatings, there is no mess and fuss with SolidStepCote. Simply pour the coating into a paint tray and apply to the concrete surface and your pool deck will be non slip and slip resistant in a matter of just a few hours. The coating lasts for years and will help safeguard your home's outdoor pool against slip and fall injuries and hopefully help protect your loved ones and provide a better and safer outdoor summer fun experience.
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Published On:August 9, 2013
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