The law recognizes that pools can be dangerous, especially for children that are unable to appreciate the risks involved. Inadequate barriers, warning signs, or supervision can lead to tragic consequences. Many times these consequences are preventable.
With the increasing popularity of services like Airbnb and Vrbo, more and more homeowners are offering properties as short term rentals. The North Carolina Vacation Rental Act, found in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 42A charges private homeowners with strict obligations to make sure pools are safe. We know these safety requirements because we have experience handling pool injuries and drownings cases.
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