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pool liability (by Maria [FL]) Feb 20, 2021 5:23 PM
       pool liability (by Bill [NC]) Feb 20, 2021 6:08 PM
       pool liability (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 20, 2021 7:41 PM
       pool liability (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 21, 2021 2:21 AM
       pool liability (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 21, 2021 10:40 AM
       pool liability (by plenty [MO]) Feb 21, 2021 5:05 PM
       pool liability (by Vee [OH]) Feb 22, 2021 1:11 PM
       pool liability (by myob [GA]) Feb 23, 2021 2:22 PM

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pool liability (by Maria [FL]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 5:23 PM

Do I have to carry special insurance to rent a house with a swimming pool


pool liability (by Bill [NC]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 6:08 PM

Fill the pool with dirt if it is inground or tear it down if above ground. It is an "attractive nuisance." --75.138.xxx.xxx

pool liability (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 7:41 PM

Over 20 years ago I had to install decretive fencing around the pools to keep unsupervised tenants out of the pool area. I also install a water disturbance alarm so if someone falls in the pool, an alarm will sound in the house.

And each applicant must carry renters insurance to cover liability.

The gates that allow the weekly pool service to enter the property is self closing and locking, needing a key to enter.

One tenant did not renew their renter insurance policy with pool liability coverage. So I demanded the tenant reinstate their policy within 5 days or quit. In the meantime I purchased extra coverage for self protection. --47.155.xx.xxx

pool liability (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 2:21 AM


I just know that taking care of my own pool takes a lot of time and discipline that I don't picture a renter doing.

I would build a weekly pool service into the rent.

Liability: carry extra insurance, have them prove renter's insurance, and have them sign a waiver.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx

pool liability (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 10:40 AM

I'd definitely raise the rent sufficiently to cover pool maintenance. There's no way a tenant could be responsible for filters, chemicals, pumps, skimming, and so on... I also agree with signing a waiver.

Does your current insurance already cover pools? If not, then definitely get extra insurance. You might get lower costs if you have gates, fences, and signage around it--- which would be prudent anyways.

On average, about 4 people per day die in swimming pools in the US-- and most of them are in CA, TX, and FL. And while adult drownings are more likely to happen in the ocean (ie, getting caught in rip tides), kid deaths are more likely to happen in the family pool.

I was almost a statistic when I was a little kid. We were visiting a family member. She and my mom were sitting by the pool, watching me, my sister, and some other people play in the water. I accidentally got out of my depth. There was no way to call for help, because I couldn't use my air for yelling--- I had to use my moment of air for breathing. I had two adults within 20 feet of me, and probably two or three kids in the water with me, but no one saw anything wrong. I was so, so fortunate that I managed to get back into water I could handle. And then I think I went and sat on the pool steps for a long time and stayed well into the shallow area.

To this day, I don't think I told my mom what happened. But between that, and seeing what a hassle my parents' pool was at their pre-Harvey house... I'd think long and hard about the risk vs reward for having a rental with a pool. --137.118.xx.xxx

pool liability (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 5:05 PM

I am sure you disclosured the fact that there was a pool on the property when you took out your policy. I would call your insurance person and ask what your plan covers. if the pool is not mentioned then for sure you want to add it. In some areas a pool is as normal as a dishwasher. --172.58.xx.xxx

pool liability (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 22, 2021 1:11 PM

The disclosure of any kind is useless, add 2500 month and hire 24hr security team. --76.188.xxx.xxx

pool liability (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Feb 23, 2021 2:22 PM

Foreclosures with pools are great target investments. Most RE investors don't want the hastle. I on the other hand look for them-- in ground and have purchased several from the court steps.

All had liners-- went in and cut the liners on the bottom of pools-- then found pool company's building pools that need to get rid of dirt. Win-Win. I did pay for the gas to get the dump trucks to my places. It took 50 loads for one in ground pool to fill. Took down fence and hired a girl to supervise when dirt delivered. Filled to walk way lip on pool and seeded. Put up the privacy fence sections when they were done. --99.103.xxx.xxx

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