Installing a pool in your backyard or purchasing a new home with a pool is an exciting time, but there are often many questions to answer. In Florida, the most frequently asked questions by new pool owners are about insurance coverage, maintenance, and pool repairs. Although some situations will vary, the most common questions generally have the same standard answers.
Homeowner’s Insurance coverage varies depending on your policy. For that reason, we suggest you contact your agent directly and specifically ask what is and isn’t covered regarding your new pool.
Breaking down the different coverages associated with having a swimming pool can be complicated. The Truth About Insurance explains that although it is common for a homeowner’s insurance policy to cover the liability aspect of having a pool that coverage is likely to exclude specific things like an injury resulting from a waterslide.
Additionally, The Truth About Insurance points out pool damage isn’t included in standard homeowner coverage. Your insurance agency may have the option for you to add on an additional plan sometimes referred to as “plan B” that offers extended coverage for specific things. A plan B policy can cover repair costs from a cement crack or broken pool pump. Since both of these repairs are necessary to prevent the pool from leaking, it’s worth exploring whether adding this type of pool coverage is a good idea.
Maintaining a pool does take daily work, but there isn’t anything routinely necessary that you can’t accomplish yourself. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite pool maintenance hacks to help you keep maintenance costs lower.
A maintenance or service plan for your pool has pros and cons. There is the additional expense for the plan to consider, but if you don’t have the time for proper swimming pool maintenance you could find yourself with larger repair bills down the road.
For more information on swimming pool maintenance check out A Beginner's Guide to Swimming Pool Maintenance
Some pool leaks are easier to detect than others. There are several signs to keep an eye out for including rapidly declining water levels, a wet spot on your cement slab or in the yard that won’t dry, and lower water pressure.
One of the most definitive ways to determine if a pool leak exists is to perform the bucket test. This test reveals if your pool is losing water due to evaporation or from a leak.
If you suspect a swimming pool leak contact Aquaman Leak Detection. We service residential and commercial pools and spa tubs throughout all of Florida. We are usually able to address swimming pool leaks on our first service call both identifying and repairing the leak. Customer satisfaction is a priority for us which is why we offer an extended warranty on all of our work. Give us a call to learn more today.
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