Ensuring Safety Of Your Swimming Pool
Jumping in the swimming pool with your entire family is a great way to kick off the arrival of summer and have some fun in the sun. However, swimming pools also come with unique risks. Not only will you need to ask your homeowners insurance agent if they will even insure your new pool, but you will also need to consider increasing your liability risks to account for the heightened risk.
Swimming Pool Safety Tips:
- You must implement a safety first mentality both in the pool and around the pool. This means making strict rules that no child is to go near the pool without adult supervision. You can help to enforce this rule by telling children that if they are caught near the pool without an adult, they will not be able to enjoy the swimming pool all summer long.
- While you may assume that your cell phone will always be close to you, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, you may want to invest in a portable phone that is water proof so that it can be on your pool deck at all times in case of an emergency.
- Your pool should be enclosed with a self-latching gate with a four foot or taller fence to ensure safety. Since you are responsible for any incidents that happen in your pool, even if it happens without your permission, it is important that you secure your pool with the proper fencing and gates. You may even want to invest in a surface alarm that informs you once the water has been breached.
Contact Remland Insurance in the City of Orange for all of your California swimming pool insurance needs. We can help you increase the liability limits of your homeowners insurance policy to account for the elevated risks associated with your new swimming pool.