The Importance of Pool Fences
Every pool owner assumes responsibility for the safety of his or her property. One of the most important aspects of pool safety is protecting against accidental drowning, making proper fencing essential for pool owners. Without a fence, children or disabled individuals who are unable to swim could accidentally access a pool and drown. Pool or yard fences should be a certain height and strength so that they can help prevent these terrible accidents.
Benefits of Pool Fencing
Both private pool owners and municipal pool operators are responsible for taking reasonable steps to make their properties as safe as possible. Proper fencing is a major component of pool safety, as it offers the following benefits:
- Offers a barrier against unwanted or uninvited guests
- Prevents small children from accessing the water
- Prevents adults who are unable to swim from accidentally falling in the pool
- Gives pool owners and operators peace of mind about the safety of their pools
Should pool owners fail to install this important safety feature at their property, they can be held accountable if any drowning accidents occur that would have been prevented had a proper fence been in place.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pool accident due to property owner negligence, such as failure to install and maintain a pool fence, you might qualify to file a lawsuit for financial compensation. Contact the experienced attorneys of Ritter & Associates today by calling (619) 296-0123 to talk about your legal rights and options in your situation.