According to the CDC, 3,500 people die from unintentional drownings not related to boating every year. Many of those deaths occur in swimming pools located on the properties of hotels, apartment buildings, and condominium complexes. The owners of these properties are responsible for ensuring that their swimming pools are safe and that they have warning signs up regarding the risks associated with swimming pools. When property owners fail to do this and someone becomes injured or killed in their swimming pool, they can be held liable.
Responsibility of Property Owners
Property owners are responsible for ensuring that their property is safe and well maintained, and that includes swimming pools on the property. When it comes to swimming pools specifically, property owners are responsible for: