Have you had enough of the crowds at your public pool? Perhaps you’re considering installing a pool of your own. Before you dive in headfirst, there are many considerations. Not only do you need to have the space for a pool, but the funds to maintain and insure it.
Preparing to Buy a Swimming Pool
The most important thing to consider when building a pool is the safety of those who will use it. You will need to ensure that all swimmers and visitors are as safe as possible. A great way to protect them – and your pool – is to install a fence around the pool entry area. Appropriate depth markers, a first aid station, and flotation devices should be considered, too.
Owning a swimming pool is expensive. You’ll have to pay for the cost of water to fill the pool, as well as the general upkeep, regular maintenance, winterization, and filtration systems. You should first make sure you are able to afford the pool and everything else that comes along with it.
A pool is a great added home feature, but they cause your liability risk to skyrocket. Talk to your homeowners insurance agent before buying a pool to find out how much your home insurance premium could increase. Your agent will able to tell you how your policy will change and if you should consider umbrella insurance to protect your finances in the event you’re found liable for an accident.
To find home insurance that suits your needs and budget, visit the team at C.V. Mason Insurance Agency. Our home insurance policies work to protect residents in Bristol and neighboring cities in Connecticut. Give our experts a call for more information.