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Old 07-08-2008, 02:20 AM
 
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Default would anyone rent private pool for party

We have a gorgeous pool, hottub and deck and we are wondering if there
is a market for renting it out for birthday and sport parties.
We would get the appropriate insurance but how much would
parents pay to rent a private pool with hottub??
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:15 AM
 
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We have a gorgeous pool, hottub and deck and we are wondering if there
is a market for renting it out for birthday and sport parties.
We would get the appropriate insurance but how much would
parents pay to rent a private pool with hottub??
Creative idea, but line #4 is probably the main obstacle. There are people out there these days that would set up a party, just for the chance to sue you. I would make sure you see a good attorney and have a liability waiver and also carry at least a million in professional liability coverage.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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No way would I do it. That's just asking for trouble. No matter how much insurance you have, it won't prevent people from suing you.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Where would your party goers go for the bathroom? If you are opening your pool and hot tub then you would have to be willing to open your home as well, for refrigeration and restroom facilities. With all the neighborhoods that have club houses and pools in this area I really don't see a market for what you are offering. As the other posters have mentioned insurance would come at such a premium it would be highly unlikely you would be able to earn anything once insurance is paid. If anyone would even insure you.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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All very good points and questions ...would insurance be too much,
bathroom /kitchen facilities.

As far as being sued personally, you can set up a business
and be insured and protect yourself but the cost may be too high
to profit.

We have considered a pool house with bathroom/changing area
and if the renting could profit we could use profits to help pay for it.

Does anyone know how much it cost to rent a community pool for a party?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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FWIW, I would not be interested in renting a pool for a party at a private home. Bathroom, kitchen, grilling, and parking issues would ocncern me. And if it was my pool -- never in a million years would I rent it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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There may also be some zoning issues too, depending on where you live.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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All very good points and questions ...would insurance be too much,
bathroom /kitchen facilities.

As far as being sued personally, you can set up a business
and be insured and protect yourself but the cost may be too high
to profit.

We have considered a pool house with bathroom/changing area
and if the renting could profit we could use profits to help pay for it.

Does anyone know how much it cost to rent a community pool for a party?
If you are providing kitchen and bath facilities you may come under the state health inspection rules.

Call your local community city pool, like Pullen Park, and see how much they charge for renting it out.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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the only way I would ever host a pool party would be at my home; if I had a bunch of cash I wanted to toss, I might consider renting a mansion with a pool, think Greenwich CT mansion, but it would be for a big corporate event, not for a bbq with friends. For the reasons cited above - insurance, health code, sanitary facilities, general concern, signing waivers that everyone there was a competent swimmer with a quart of miscellaneous booze in them and so on.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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to add, I wouldn't even think about renting a pool for little people -- way too much liability, and I would totally want a hired lifeguard who knew everything about the pool, the chemicals, the safety equipment, etc. NO WAY would I hold a birthday party for my kids or worse, their friends, at someone else's home. JMO.
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