If you have kids and are dreading facing the long summer school holidays with not much to do, you might well be tempted to purchase a large above-ground swimming pool, assuming you have the space in your garden or another outside area. If done properly, this will be a great way to keep your children and perhaps some of their friends amused during the six week-plus break.
However, if not done properly, making such an investment could end in tears. The first thing you’ll need to be aware of is the fact that a very large outside pool could cost you a fair-few quid to fill if you’re on a water meter. Think about it; filling a pool with thousands of litres of water a few times over the summer won’t come for free. It won’t cost you a fortune, but will be something that you might like to keep in mind when you are considering purchasing a large pool.
Real problems could arise however if you don’t set it up properly. This might result in one of your kids’ friends being injured in an accident that was not his or her fault. In this scenario, the parents of the injured child might well be able to take some form of 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury action against you with the help of a law firm in Eden.
Above-ground swimming pools and law firm in Eden action for compensation
Setting up a large above-ground swimming pool will not be like preparing a small plastic paddling pool; it’s pretty big job. Failure to do it properly could result in you, one of your kids or a guest being injured in an accident. If the latter were to be injured, you might well find yourself facing personal injury action from a top law firm in Eden.
If your pool is not set up on even ground, has any splits or tears in it or is not anchored properly, serious injury could occur. You could also find yourself facing action if you allowed children to use your pool without adequate adult supervision. Failure to set your pool up properly with mean that liability for any accidents will not lie with the manufacturer of the pool, but with you.
What could happen?
It wouldn’t take much for the parents of a child who was injured in an above-ground pool on your property to get a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claim off the ground. All they would need to do in the first instance is get in contact with a top 100% ‘no win, no fee’ law firm in Eden such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if they might qualify for representation.
Date Published: 26th July 2014
Author: David Brown