350 children under the age of five drown in pools each year nationwide.
A property rented with a swimming pool brings with it responsibilities not only on the part of the tenant, but also on the part of the property owner.
There are different requirements from State to State; a pool safety certificate or compliance with the local city council standards.
As your property manager, it is part of our responsibility to report back to our landlords any concerns regarding the safety of a property with a pool. It is the landlord’s duty of care to act quickly on any repairs or recommendations to avoid a possible lawsuit in the event of injury or a potential drowning.
We all need to get ready for summer and ensure that pools are safe and compliant.
Reference: PPM Group