July 23, 2020
Having a swimming pool or hot tub in your backyard is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to think about the cost to install & maintain the pool or hot tub, you have to think about the risks, city by-laws and having the proper insurance coverage.
To provide some clarification, we asked our team of insurance professionals to answer some questions about owning & maintaining a pool.
Do I need insurance on a pool or hot tub?
Your pool or hot tub should be covered under your home insurance policy, however liability coverage should be extended in the event of personal injury.
Will a swimming pool raise my home insurance premiums?
Since liability coverage should be extended, there may be a small charge for this (depends on the insurer).
Are there any insurance requirements for owning a pool?
First and foremost, all city bylaws must be followed. You can usually find this information on city websites. These requirements can include but not be limited to; pool fence, hand railings, non slip concrete around the pool along with proximity to structures.
Does homeowners insurance cover pool leaks or the pool liners?
Homeowners insurance covers sudden and accident damage caused by such things as wind storms, fire, lighting or hail. Homeowners insurance would not extend to damage done over a period of time which can be considered as more of a maintenance issue.
Does homeowners insurance cover an above-ground or in- ground pool collapse?
On the basis that its sudden and accidental caused by an insured peril such as wind. This would not cover if the pool was at the end of its life expectancy and collapsed due to age or condition .
Still have questions about insurance coverage for swimming pools?
As your hometown broker, we are here to provide you with professional insurance advice. To provide you with peace of mind, give us a call at 1-855-385-4226, email us at email@example.com or text us at 289-802-1843. We will be happy to review your home insurance policy and discuss the insurance coverage you need when owning a swimming pool.
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