Does Home Insurance Cover Your Pool?


It depends on your policy, but this is one of the most frequent and perplexing questions that insurance agents encounter. Pool coverage varies among house insurance plans, and some don’t even cover them!

How homeowners insurance covers pools


While swimming pools are typically meant for entertainment and amusement, they can also be a huge liability if someone is injured. In addition to raising your personal liability exposure, pool maintenance and repair are expensive. It’s almost always true that pools are expensive, even though there is no universal answer to the question of whether they are covered by insurance.

This is something that insurance companies are well aware of. When determining whether to insure a house with a pool, they consider both the personal liability and the structural liability.

Your swimming pool could be categorized as:

• A structural component of your home that is covered by Coverage A, depending on your insurance provider.


• A detached building that is covered by Coverage B of a home insurance policy. Personal property is covered by Coverage C.

Nevertheless, this is only accurate for some kinds of home insurance. Your pool probably isn’t covered if you have a HO1, HO2, or HO8. But, you can have coverage for your pool if you hold a HO3 or HO5 homeowners policy.

Because each state has unique weather patterns, there are numerous options for covering the framework of your pool. It is unwise to generalize about coverage for home pools because of how hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and earthquakes can affect pools in different ways.

If you have a pool, you need also be aware of how your personal liability is covered. Your property damage and bodily injury to others are covered by personal liability insurance. You should obviously look into the specifics of this coverage because owning a pool increases your risk of getting hurt.

You should be aware that neither above-ground nor in-ground pools are covered by this personal liability coverage for damage to the pool itself. Likewise, homeowners insurance in Florida often doesn’t cover applicants with slides or diving boards (this is also true for Kin) (this is also true for Kin).

Again, the protocols vary depending on the state and the insurance provider.

Does Kin’s homeowners insurance cover pools?

Pools, whether they are in-ground or above-ground, are covered by our home insurance. In-ground pools are covered as part of your dwelling coverage, or Coverage A, whereas above-ground pools are treated as an extra structure and are covered under Coverage B.

We do have some requirements. For instance, your pool must be full, have a minimum four-foot fence around it, and not contain a slide or diving board.

In the event of an accident in or around your pool, your liability is also covered by our coverage. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that leaks are typically only covered when they’re brought on by a covered risk, such a fire or hurricane. Wear and tear, which is rarely covered by home insurance, is the main cause of leaks.

Are pool cages covered by insurance?

It depends. Yes, if the pool cage is tied to your home and the damage is caused by something other than a hurricane, it might be covered by your dwelling coverage. Unfortunately, because cages are not built to resist hurricanes, many insurance companies (including Kin) exclude coverage for hurricanes.

We are aware that pool cages are expensive, therefore one solution is to buy a hurricane screen enclosure endorsement. This typically costs $100 for every $10,000 of coverage and still needs the homeowner to pay a deductible. Consider a 1% hurricane deductible, if possible, to keep costs down in the event of a hurricane. This way there is less out-of-pocket expense in the event of serious hurricane damage.

Finally, regardless of where you live, it’s important to think about supplemental personal liability coverage if you have a pool. Before you decide you can’t afford it, consider that premiums increase by around $10 per year for every $100,000 of personal liability. If someone is hurt in or around your pool, you may add $100,000 in supplementary coverage for less than $1 per month.

Does having a pool increase the cost of home insurance?

Pools are referred to as appealing nuisances, a term used to describe items that appear to be entertaining but are actually quite dangerous. Both that danger and the potential for pool damage must be taken into consideration by insurance providers. Long story short? If you have a pool, your premium may be greater than it would be without one.

Pool cracks are they covered by homeowners insurance?

If the pool fractures are caused by a risk currently covered by your homeowners insurance policy, they can be covered. Examples of typical covered dangers include: Fire, Windstorm

• Hail

• Explosions.

• Theft.

• Vandalism.

Is pool collapse covered by homeowners insurance?

Swimming pools can collapse for a variety of reasons, including ice or rain accumulation, shoddy construction, and neglect to perform repairs. Unfortunately, these occurrences are typically not covered by a homeowners policy. In actuality, the majority of pool collapses are not covered by house insurance.


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