Things to Consider if You Have a Pool on Your Property

There’s nothing quite like relaxing at the pool after a long day of work. If you live in or around Ball Ground, GA, the summer heat can be enough to make you jump into any body of water. Before you put a pool on your property, or if you already have one, there are some things you should consider in terms of insurance and safety. If you have questions about insurance for your home and pool, contact The Sanford Group today.

Insurance

If you have a pool on your property, you need to make sure you have an adequate amount of liability coverage, as pools inherently pose a risk to both people and property. Depending on your coverage, your pool may be considered part of your home, a separate structure, or personal property. Make sure you understand how your pool is defined and what that means for your policy. Also, make sure you check with your insurer before you add on extras like diving boards and slides to make sure they will be covered.

Safety

Basic common sense is a must if you have a pool on your property. The best place to start is by putting a fence around your pool, which is actually a law in Ball Ground, GA and all of Georgia. This will help keep unwanted animals and people out of your pool. You also need to make sure you maintain both the pool itself as well as the area around the pool to help avoid accidents and injuries. Make sure children are never allowed to use the pool unsupervised, even for a minute.

The Sanford Group can help you determine the right level of coverage for the pool on your property; contact us today.