In the world today, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of accidental death. Fully 7% of all deaths resulting from injuries are due to drowning, and unsurprisingly, anyone with increased access to water is at the highest risk. If you’re surveying your property after a storm, and wondering what your Dallas fence repair priorities should be, DFW property and home insurers clearly say that you should attend to your pool fence first.
In fact, only by properly maintaining your pool and the surrounding fence will your pool be fully covered as part of your homeowner’s insurance policy. This means that during the fall and winter, when storms rage, potentially damaging the fences around your pool and property, your family could be at risk unless you act quickly to schedule repairs.
Pool Fencing and Home Insurance
While installing pool fencing initially is crucial, proper maintenance is equally important. Since pools aren’t insured separately from the rest of the home, insurers advise homeowners with a pool to update their personal liability limit to at least $300,000, perhaps as high as $500,000. This limit, which is intended to protect you from financial harm should anyone—family member or otherwise—be harmed or killed on your property.
However, whether or not your insurance policy will cover damage to the pool itself, or to pool fencing, is less standardized. Check your policy in advance of any serious weather events, so you’ll know whether you’ll be fully responsible for the cost of necessary repairs once the storm has passed.
Since pools carry such an increased risk of adverse events, insurance companies tend to be cautious when issuing policies covering pool owners. In an area like Dallas, where there is no law demanding that owners of residential pools erect fencing, insurance companies won’t cover a home with a pool until a pool fence has been installed.
Our pool fencing will make sure your pool is fully insurable! We install pool fencing that is the required height, made of the highest quality building materials, has correctly spaced slats, and is ideally situated to protect you, your family, and your guests—all year long.
We all want to do our best to make our homes safe. A pool fence, properly maintained, should be central to your pool safety plan.
If you’ve just moved to a new home in the Dallas, Texas area and you’re wondering whether you should have us out to assess the cost of pool fence repair, you should know that you don’t have to stick with the fence that’s been installed.
In fact, pool fencing is infinitely customizable. We can work around any landscaping features, including hills, other fences, and trees. You may think that pool fencing, beholden as it is to the demands of insurers, can only be installed in a few configurations, but in fact, you’ve got plenty of options.
While insurers usually want a pool fence that’s at least four feet high, we can create a taller fence to grant you the privacy you may desire while enjoying your backyard oasis. If you’d prefer that just a section of the fence reaches higher to protect your family from the prying eyes of neighbors, we can make that happen, too.
While you need narrowly-spaced slats to keep children from slipping through, these slats can be vertical or horizontal! Horizontal slats are beautifully suited for properties with a rustic feel, especially since planters can be hooked over them to soften the lines of a pool fence.
You only need to let us know what your dream pool fence would be like, and we’re here to show you just how easily we can have it installed for you.
Our tough pool fencing will stand up to heavy wear, and will withstand the onslaught of winter storms for years to come. Even in the fall and winter months, it’s crucial that you protect your family, friends, and pets from coming to accidental harm in your pool. Proper fencing, responsibly maintained, can prevent tragedy year-round.