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Old 02-28-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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I'm not sure if they work by town, city, county, etc...so that would be my first questions hehe.

To be more specific though, i found this house in Hicksville, with an in-ground pool, but no fence around it. I thought the fence was a must, but someone told me that it depends on the town. Some towns have exceptions like "If the fence around the HOUSE is higher than 10ft, you are not responsible if someone enters your property and drowns in it." So my question is: where can i find out what the regulation is for Hicksville?? Do i have to look for the regulations in Nassau, in the town of Oyster Bay, or where??

And if someone knows what the regulation is, that would be great too...
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:40 AM
 
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I'm not sure if they work by town, city, county, etc...so that would be my first questions hehe.

To be more specific though, i found this house in Hicksville, with an in-ground pool, but no fence around it. I thought the fence was a must, but someone told me that it depends on the town. Some towns have exceptions like "If the fence around the HOUSE is higher than 10ft, you are not responsible if someone enters your property and drowns in it." So my question is: where can i find out what the regulation is for Hicksville?? Do i have to look for the regulations in Nassau, in the town of Oyster Bay, or where??

And if someone knows what the regulation is, that would be great too...
Forget the town regulations. You will not be able to get insurance without the fence. No insurance = no mortgage = no house.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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You need a fence. And a pool is ALWAYS considered an "attrative nuisance". You can mitigate your liability by the height of your fence, locks that you install, etc etc, but if a bunch of high schoolers decide to go pool hopping one night and one drowns in your pool, expect a problem (hence the term attrative nuisance).
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Contact Town of Oyster Bay.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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contact the town about permits (and taxes) associated with the pool

contact your insurance company about their requirments...generally an inground must be fenced with locking gates (although some allow the property fence to act as the pool fence).. most ABOVEground pools have less regulations (even though they are just as much of a libility as an inground)
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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A friend of mine bough his house a few years ago with an in ground, without a fence and didn't have a problem...he is in suffolk though.

I guess I have to call the town of oyster bay then
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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A friend of mine bough his house a few years ago with an in ground, without a fence and didn't have a problem...he is in suffolk though.

I guess I have to call the town of oyster bay then
I don't know about a few years ago or Suffolk. I live in Nassau, called umpteen carriers for homeowners insurance before I closed. The two key words for my pool (and mine was a semi-inground) were "fence" and "lock".

Everyone I spoke to said they would not insure without a fence and locking mechanism, and the examiner verified this when he came after closing.

I got rid of my pool, waiting to see what kind of difference it has on my premium when I call them and send pictures showing it is gone.

I would not want an inground, unfenced pool on my conscience...
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Swimming Pool Regulations

New York State law requires a fence. I looked into this last year when my neighbor's hot tub got out of control but a hot tub just needs to be locked.

Your friend is going to have a BIG problem if someone gets in his pool and drowns or breaks his neck.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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You need a fence you cannot climb over and self closing gates
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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uuummm...i guess i'll need the fence. If i end up buying i obviously want to put a fence, i just didn't want to do it RIGHT AFTER buying...as you know...that's the time when you don't want to spend, or don't have too much money to spend on that kind of thing...

Anybody knows how much the taxes would go up with an in ground pool?
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