Many of the pools I've seen in the area and neighborhood no one seems to have a fence around their pool.
Everything I'm looking up online says a fence is required.
Thanks for this note! I actually called the village and they said a fence is not required. I will still eventually look into it since I have little kids so appreciate the link as well.Building code requirements change over time. Anything built before the code change is usually grandfathered in. So you cannot determine what is required now by looking around. What you see may be grandfathered under older building codes.
Yeah my house is in the rural area. The most shocking disappointing news I got so far about this is i cannot find an internet provider and may have to go with satellite internet. I know there is a lot of land in the area but still there is a row of houses on the main street. My neighbor has a 10 million or something house(mine is nothing beyond nothing close to that as Im sure you can tell from the pool pics!) I naturally assumed Comcast was available or Att etc.I know in my neck of the woods a pool and a fence are pretty much mandatory, unless you live out in the rural farming areas.
There are a lot of variables with insurance. But you're certainly right. A fence will be installed but first and foremost I need to make sure the pool has to be cleaned and is functional. Step by step it will get done.From the perspective of the insurance company, it does not matter what the village/city/county building code says. The issue is where to place liability in case of an accident -
No Fence = reckless homeowner with an "attractive nuisance" that should have known better....
Present & locked Fence = responsible homeowner who clearly intended for access to be limited thus making the injured party responsible for their poor choices and bad behavior...
Fences, even expensive ones, are cheap compared to what it will cost you either in higher insurance premiums OR personal injury judgements. The sensible choice is to install a fence and make it fit in with the existing landscape as best as your budget will allow for.
(Off-topic, non-pool-related.)Yeah my house is in the rural area. The most shocking disappointing news I got so far about this is i cannot find an internet provider and may have to go with satellite internet. I know there is a lot of land in the area but still there is a row of houses on the main street. My neighbor has a 10 million or something house(mine is nothing beyond nothing close to that as Im sure you can tell from the pool pics!) I naturally assumed Comcast was available or Att etc.
I own two houses right now but will look into satellite internet. Love the house with the Crud pool. I'm sure eventually high-speed internet will come here.(Off-topic, non-pool-related.)
When my wife and I were house-hunting in 2011-2012, we visited 60 homes over 7 months looking for the perfect one. We found one we liked very much but it was in a dead zone for high speed internet. All they had was DSL, which is too slow. I brought my laptop and wired it directly to their modem, and speedtest revealed the slowness. Our real estate agent phoned every ISP and none would service it. We didn't buy that house and, given our constant internet use, are glad we didn't.
If you haven't closed yet, you might want to look elsewhere because you will miss high speed internet.
Do you think it will be fine for working remotely? Just basic internet stuff?The problem with satellite internet is the latency. Signal has to travel 50 thousand miles (25,000 miles up and then 25,000 miles back down). It will be fine for streaming movies but it will be awful for anything like gaming, phone/video calls, remote desktop, etc.