The trend to install in-ground, partial in-ground and above ground swimming pools on a homeowners’ property is on the upswing, especially when the hot weather of summer is heralded by spring.
Related: swimming pools, diving boards and the inherent risk to the homeowner
Related: how insurance protects the general contractor
For the swimming pool contractor, involved risks demand tailored insurance coverage.
Swimming pool contractors can protect themselves with an insurance program created explicitly in response to the steps involved in installing and/or maintaining a swimming pool.
- Preparation of the ground
- Installation of concrete or wooden decks around the pool
- Related pipe connection
- Pump fitting
- Filter connection
Customized features in the pool area may also include:
- Changing rooms
- Shower facilities
- Hot tubs
- Wading steps or area
From the insurance perspective, the use of water-purifying chemicals that also aid in preventing or eliminating mold or algae adds a significant element of risk to maintenance duties.
Liability exposure is highlighted by the possibility of installation or maintenance negligence that results in a swimmer’s death or injury.
For more on insurance for the swimming pool contractor, speak to the experienced experts at Prime.
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Summary: As the warmer weather arrives, swimming pool contracting is on demand by homeowners. Related liability is addressed by a tailored insurance program.
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