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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

Temporary Changes

Crossroads Insurance has been monitoring and assessing developments with COVID-19. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in Winnipeg and Manitoba. As a result, Crossroads Insurance’s response continues to evolve as developments change. In the best interests of our employees and our customers, as well as their health and safety, effective Monday November 16th, 2020, our offices will be closed to the public. We will be scheduling appointments for transactions that are required to be done in person.

Although our physical offices are closed to the public, as an essential service, Crossroads Insurance remains open for business. We want to assure that we are still here to serve you. Crossroads Insurance can handle the majority of your MPI Services/Autopac, Home, Business, and Life insurance needs over the phone, by email, or online.

There may be rare occasions where you need to visit one of our offices in person. In light of social distancing recommendations, we will limit customer numbers in our offices for the comfort and safety of our Insurance Advisors. To limit the number of people in our offices, we will be dealing with these situations on an appointment only basis. Any in person appointments need to be prearranged and verified. 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