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Old 04-05-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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I'm kind of freaking out about the house we just bought in Boerne (Bexar County). I posted earlier here:
Insurance company canceling on house we just bought!

Anyone know what the laws are in Boerne regarding fencing around in-ground pools? I'll be making phone calls on Monday, but I'm spending the weekend in a bit of a panic.

In addition to my concerns about the insurance (as described in my linked post), I'm now wondering if the fence we are having installed will satisfy local laws (or if there are any specific requirements, i.e. self-closing gates, alarms, etc). It's so hard taking care of this long-distance, and we aren't even moving to Texas for 2 more weeks. I'm so frustrated that the previous owners didn't even have a fence. I suspect that was never legal.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:22 AM
 
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Honestly Kayanne, of all my friends who have in-ground pools, none of them have fences... not one...

Most of them had the pool put in after they had owned the home for a few years so I am assuming they just didn't tell their insurance company that they had installed a pool...

I used to work for USAA and if I remember correctly the fence has to be 5 ft tall, and the slats or bars could not be more than 4 inches apart and the gates had to be self locking and open away from the pool... I don't know anything about alarms or pool covers...

You can just google Bexar county law for in-ground pool as opposed to Boerne law... I also live in Boerne, Bexar county... You'll find out once you live here that we aren't technically considered as living in Boerne... The way I look at it we only have a Boerne address because we get our mail from the Boerne post office... We are actually residents of Bexar county... We live outside San Antonio city limits but all of San Antonio is in Bexar county... We are not residents of Boerne as we are not in Kendall county...

If you live in Boerne, Kendall county, then you are considered a true Boerne resident... Meaning you can get into Boerne city lake for free or you can get a library card at the Boerne library without any problems, just to name a few things... But if you live in Boerne, Bexar county, you are not considered a Boerne resident... You have to pay $10 to get into Boerne city lake and you have to get a TextShare library card from a San Antonio library to be able to check out books from the Boerne library... There are other things that Boerne non-residents have to pay for or pay a higher price for, you will learn all of that once you move here...

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:59 AM
 
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Boerne, TX - Official Website

http://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/DocumentC...Home/View/1158
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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Honestly Kayanne, of all my friends who have in-ground pools, none of them have fences... not one...

Most of them had the pool put in after they had owned the home for a few years so I am assuming they just didn't tell their insurance company that they had installed a pool...
OMG, if that is true, they are putting themselves at huge liability. If anyone were ever hurt (or god forbid drown) in their pool, they would be completely on their own in paying damages.


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You can just google Bexar county law for in-ground pool as opposed to Boerne law... I also live in Boerne, Bexar county... You'll find out once you live here that we aren't technically considered as living in Boerne... The way I look at it we only have a Boerne address because we get our mail from the Boerne post office... We are actually residents of Bexar county... We live outside San Antonio city limits but all of San Antonio is in Bexar county... We are not residents of Boerne as we are not in Kendall county...

If you live in Boerne, Kendall county, then you are considered a true Boerne resident... Meaning you can get into Boerne city lake for free or you can get a library card at the Boerne library without any problems, just to name a few things... But if you live in Boerne, Bexar county, you are not considered a Boerne resident... You have to pay $10 to get into Boerne city lake and you have to get a TextShare library card from a San Antonio library to be able to check out books from the Boerne library... There are other things that Boerne non-residents have to pay for or pay a higher price for, you will learn all of that once you move here...
Thanks for that explanation. Do you know, can I pay a fee for access to the SA libraries?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Kayanne... You have free access to all SA libraries... Since we live in Bexar county, and all of San Antonio is in Bexar county, there is no issue with the libraries and no fees associated... When you go in for your free library card you can ask for a TexShare card... It is also free... What this card does is allow you to check out books at the Boerne library as well, since it is in Kendall county and not Bexar... You are limited to the number of books you can check out on the TexShare card, I believe it is 5 per card holder...

The library in SA that I personally like and is closest to us living off of Boerne Stage or Ralph Fair Rd is the John Igo Library... It is off of Hausman Rd which is right off of 1604
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