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7 Things To Consider Before You Get a Pool

By Danielle Sullivan |

Pool safety, buying a pool, pool maintenance, things to consider before buying a pool, summer safety

Your own pool can be one of the joys of summertime... if you get real with the work it will entail.

Is there anything better than jumping into a crisp, cool pool when it’s 90+ degrees outside?

It’s our first official heatwave here in NYC and today is Day 3 of hazy, hot and humid. Just getting on and off the subway is a lesson in restraint. But knowing you are going home to a cool, sparkling pool can make the commute bearable.

Unlike the beach or a public pool, your own pool is private, clean, and always available.

Sure, having your own pool in your own yard has immense benefits, but it can also be a headache.

I’ve learned a lot of lessons from being a pool owner. Before you dive into this big purchase, here are 7 things to consider:

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7 Things To Consider Before You Get a Pool

Home Insurance

Your home insurance will go up slightly. Obviously, having a pool is a hazard. You’ll also need to have a fence enclosed around your yard with a lock on your gate so children can’t get into your yard without your knowledge and fall in the pool. Liability insurance will vary from place to place, so it’s best to ask your insurance company before you purchase.
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Do you have a pool? Do you want one? Or do you rather just hit the beach and public pools?

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Danielle Sullivan writes for Babble Pets. She is also an award-winning parenting writer, who authors a monthly column for NY Parenting and ASPCA Parents blog. You can read more of her work at her blog,Some Puppy To Love. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

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