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3 of the most common swimming pool defects 

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2022 | Construction Law |

In the heat of the Texas summertime, your pool probably gets a lot of use. It’s the perfect way to cool off and makes a great space for entertaining family and friends.

As you’ll probably know, however, having a pool takes a lot of upkeep and there are a number of things that can go wrong – especially if it hasn’t been fitted properly. Fixing defects in your pool’s construction is expensive and stressful. Here are some of the most common defects people experience. 

1. Ladder defects 

Having a working and safe set of ladders for getting in and out of the pool is a necessity, especially for pool users who are less agile. If the ladder fails it can leave people stranded in the pool or it can cause injury as they get in and out. 

2. Negligent installation 

There are things that can go wrong when the pool is being installed. This can simply be the result of human error or due to negligence of the construction crew. Some of the common issues caused by poor installation include cracks in the structure, plumbing leaks and spalling. 

3. Drain and pump issues 

When a drain or pump is improperly covered, it can result in a problem called “suction entrapment.” This can cause a swimmer to be stuck underwater as a result of the force caused by the drain suction. This can cause serious injury or fatality. 

A pool can make a wonderful addition to your Texas home. When it comes with defects, it’s more of a burden than an enjoyment and is something you shouldn’t have to put up with. You have legal rights to make sure things are put right. 


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