Pool (by Stephen McBrayer [CO]) Aug 28, 2009 11:05 AM|
Pool (by Rich [RI]) Aug 28, 2009 12:07 PM
Pool (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Aug 28, 2009 12:28 PM
Pool (by myob [GA]) Aug 28, 2009 1:46 PM
Pool (by Dan [FL]) Aug 28, 2009 3:39 PM
Pool (by Virden [OH]) Aug 28, 2009 5:39 PM
Pool (by Reid [KS]) Aug 28, 2009 5:39 PM
Pool (by 574-Brad [IN]) Aug 28, 2009 7:40 PM
Pool (by Lisbet [IA]) Aug 28, 2009 8:14 PM
Pool (by James [KS]) Aug 28, 2009 9:16 PM
Pool (by Theresa [TX]) Aug 28, 2009 9:52 PM
Pool (by billy [MA]) Aug 29, 2009 6:50 AM
Pool (by Leigh [CA]) Aug 29, 2009 9:10 AM
Pool (by Jay [NY]) Aug 31, 2009 7:05 AM
Pool (by Lynda [TX]) Aug 31, 2009 1:03 PM
Pool (by Stephen McBrayer [CO]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 11:05 AM
State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)
Thinking about purchasing a single-family home w/ a pool. Wondered what responsibilities & liabilities a lanlord has as far as filling it, maintaining it & what legal liabilities are there as far as drowning, injuries, etc? THANKS! --198.202.xxx.xxx
Pool (by Rich [RI]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 12:07 PM
I'd fill it with dirt, plant grass and tell them they've got their own putting green to practice on. :-) Seriously, I'd be real reluctant to even rent a place with a pool. Imagine if some little kid drowns in the thing. Even if you're clear and clean it'd be sort of traumatic. --65.206.xx.x
Pool (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 12:28 PM
Don't * too much liability and few tenants are qualified to care for them. --205.188.xxx.x
Pool (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 1:46 PM
fill it in. plug all the returns and drains-- if it's vinyle cut the bottom so water will drain out when the pool is full of dirt. if it's gunite-- well you will have to decide how it will drain water off.
Pool (by Dan [FL]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 3:39 PM
Never for a rental,I agree with everyone else. FILL IT IN. We have a pool in our home and it is a money pit. After the first year we don't go in it very often. It is a pain in the A$$ --71.98.xxx.xxx
Pool (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 5:39 PM
I agree that it will cost you a lot even if nobody uses it, take us out for dinner with the money you save on this one, we will have more fun. Get a brochure from the city explaining the parks and recreation places, your tax dollars are going there already. --76.241.xxx.xx
Pool (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 5:39 PM
A pool is is like La Brea Tar pits for kids. Not only that it's got " too many moving parts" for tenants to take care of . I'd just look for another place. --70.250.xxx.xxx
Pool (by 574-Brad [IN]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 7:40 PM
"what responsibilities & liabilities a lanlord has as far as filling it, maintaining it"
filling it: rent a backhoe and dump truck
maintaining it: plant grass, water grass. --66.228.xxx.xxx
Pool (by Lisbet [IA]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 8:14 PM
echoing everyone else's sentiments. As an underwriter(my day job)- too much risk- I'd never give you insurance on this. Don't do it. --75.170.xxx.xxx
Pool (by James [KS]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 9:16 PM
I agree with everyone else...a pool is way too much liability/responsibility for a rental. I have a pool at my house and it is a ton of work...having a pool is a way of life. I wouldn't ever trust that a tenant would maintain it to good standards. Plus, something can happen very quickly. My nephew fell into my pool but was luckily rescued quickly. I also carry a million dollar liability policy for the pool. If you are set on the house I would fill it in and you will quickly recoup the money that you spent to fill the pool in. --64.126.xx.xx
Pool (by Theresa [TX]) Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 9:52 PM
We have a pool, 40,000 gals. Love it and use it 9-10 months out of the year. Wouldn't have a home without it. Also, would NOT have a rental with it. Unlike everyone else, ours it almost maintenance free. Put it in 18 years ago and it has been a God send, except for this summer - water has been to warm (98 degrees) to enjoy. But I would NOT trust renters to keep it in balance and buy chemicals. --64.148.xxx.xxx
Pool (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2009 6:50 AM
too risky in my opinion.little kids can easily drown in a pool.u will be held responsible.maybe even a kid trespassing could drown.the lawyers will come after u mr deep pockets.i suggest u not use your real name in these posts.maybe your first name only is ok. --208.58.x.xx
Pool (by Leigh [CA]) Posted on: Aug 29, 2009 9:10 AM
Thank goodness, you asked and are just "thinking about it".
Move on, find another rental to buy. There are tons of bargains out there. Don't saddle yourself with a pool in your rental.
If you want a pool, get one for yourself in your own home and plan to spend allot on it.
Agree with above, "A money pit".
We own an apartment complex in AZ, where you must have a pool, but we have an onsite manager who lives right next to the pool to watch it and to maintain it every day. They also have hours and lock the pool everynight and watch that intruders don't jump over the fence at night. It takes daily maintenanceand lots of survalence because renters are not always the brightest bulbs. For one house, I would not even consider it.
You also have to close the pool for the winter and that is a job.
With a SFH as a rental if you get a good tenant, it is practically no hassle. With a pool, it will take all your profits with maintenance and higher insurance. --70.179.xx.xxx
Pool (by Jay [NY]) Posted on: Aug 31, 2009 7:05 AM
I never even let tenants put up those inflatable pools/kiddie pools up. I don't want to be responsible for their irresponsibility. --172.131.xx.xxx
Pool (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Aug 31, 2009 1:03 PM
Don't buy the house with a pool unless YOU and your family live in it! A pool property is NOT FOR TENENTS. If your insurance company finds aout about it your insurance will be cancelled. Look at it this way: when your irresponsible tenants leave the gate open to the back yard and someone's child drowns--who will they sue? The tenant who is at fault but doesn't have an extra dime? NO, the owners will be sued for "operating an attractive nusence." --140.140.xx.x