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Faulty Pool Covers Endanger Kids

Anchor industries just recalled the anchor five star, anchor mesh, classic solid, and defender mesh custom safety pool covers. The covers attach to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks. These hooks can break, causing the cover to sag.  This can let  children fall in the pool and drown. If you have one of these pool covers call the company to arrange for a replacement.

If you own a pool, be sure that the safety barriers are in compliance with your local regulations.  Generally, in Maricopa County if you have a pool your backyard must be fenced. Additionally, the pool itself must be enclosed with a fence with gates that are self-closing and self latching or all interior doors that open to the backyard must be self-closing and self latching. Sliding glass doors do not typically meet these requirements.  These requirements apply whether you own your own home or you are renting a home.  If you rent a home and believe that the barriers are not in compliance, speak to your landlord.  Lets keep our kids safe.

Our firm has lawyers who are experienced in handling cases involving pool safety, and we helped a family whose child was injured in a pool accident that happened because their rental home did not comply with City and County pool barrier laws.  Since then, the homeowner has put up the appropriate fencing.  Please contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident; we will give you a free consultation.

Please contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in a pool accident; we will give you a free consultation.

Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: June 16, 2016



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