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ALCOHOL AT THE POOL

QUESTION: Our association allows the consumption of alcohol at the pool/spa. What liability do we have in the event someone is injured while intoxicated at the pool? The board is reluctant to restrict alcohol because it would be unpopular with owners.

ANSWER: If anyone is seriously injured or dies in your pool or spa, the association will almost certainly be sued. Even if the association is ultimately found not liable for the injury/death, the claim will drive up insurance rates. When alcohol is added to the mix, the likelihood of an incident increases. If directors don't mind stressful litigation and spending their time in depositions, they can look the other way when people bring alcohol to the pool and spa.

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