Keep your property safe and invest in pool insurance.
Whether you already have a swimming pool, or if you’re thinking about installing one, there are a few things that you should know. In addition to figuring out what type of filter to buy and what pool accessories to invest in, you must first think about pool insurance. Despite their appeal, pools are considered to be “attractive nuisances.” Owning a pool comes with its fair share of liability. Protect your home and check out what you need to know about pool insurance.
Your pool increases your liability risk. Should someone have an accident in or around your pool, with or without your permission, you can be found liable for the damage. Because of the higher risk of liability, your regular liability coverage may not give you a high enough limit. Invest in supplemental pool coverage so that you’re better able to get the coverage that you need. With a pool, it’s recommended that you have as much as $500,000 in liability coverage.
In-Ground vs. Above-Ground Pools:
Whether your pool is above-ground or in-ground, your homeowners insurance has several ways of looking at your pool. In-ground pools are often considered an extraneous structure, which is then covered under your homeowners insurance policy. However, not every insurer will consider it as such a structure. In those cases, you’re left without the coverage that you need. Plus, most policies charge you more for extraneous coverage. Above ground pools, on the other hand, are considered to be personal property since they originally came from a box. However, in either case, it’s a good idea to supplement your coverage with pool insurance so that you can rest easy knowing that your pool is well covered.
Keep your home as secure as can be and protect your property with pool insurance. Contact the insurance professionals at Moser Group Inc. Located in New York, our experienced, knowledgeable staff will help you meet all your personal and commercial insurance needs.