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With the warm weather upon us, backyard pools are a hot commodity in the community.  In addition to making you the most popular kid on the block, pools can pose some serious risks to you and your guests if you aren’t careful.

On average, 30 people drown in private pools every year in Canada**.  As the pool owner, it falls on you to take reasonable steps to prevent injury or death.  It is not uncommon for the injured party (or their parents) to take legal action against the homeowner in the event of a pool-related accident. 

Here are a few tips to help make sure everyone has safe and fun summer in the water:

  • Never leave a child unsupervised in or near water.
  • Ensure guests know how to swim and are sober enough to do so.
  • Always ensure that you and your guests are careful when traversing the slippery pool deck and impose a strict “no running” rule.
  • Ensure you have a gate around the pool that’s at least 5 feet high with secure gate locks to prevent access to unsupervised children or trespassers. 
  • Follow your City or Municipality By Laws with regards to pool installation, ownership and maintenance.

 

Contact Crossroads Insurance today to make sure that you have sufficient liability coverage in place for owning a pool.

**Drowning Statistic source: www.LifeSavingSociety.com
 

COVID-19 Updated Notice

Reopening to the Public

Crossroads Insurance has been monitoring and assessing developments with COVID-19. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. Crossroads Insurance’s response continues to evolve as developments change.

Effective Monday January 25th, 2021, our offices will reopen to the public with social distancing protocols in place. For your convenience, Crossroads Insurance can still handle the majority of your MPI Services/Autopac, Home, Business, and Life insurance needs over the phone, by email, or online.

We have taken additional precautions to keep our offices safe, including protective shields, extensive cleaning and sanitizing.

We are confident there will be little impact on our service capabilities and responsiveness as a result of these changes. There may be times when our team members are dealing with increased call volumes. Please be patient during this time. Please leave a voicemail and one of our Insurance Advisors will return your call as soon as they are available. You can also send your inquiries by email, fax, and through our website.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this rapidly changing situation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide you with regular updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Insurance Advisors who are here to help and ready to assist you.

We are here to support you as we work through this together,
Your Crossroads Insurance Team