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Old 09-04-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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I wasn't going to do a separate pool inspection at this time.

The sellers had fully disclosed that the pool has not been opened for 4 yrs and also clearly stated that they make no representation about its condition in the contract. I am fully prepared for the pool to be something that I'll need to fix after we take ownership of the house.

And yes, the cheap ugly fence (if they actually agree to it!) will be the band-aid I need in order to get insurance coverage, so I'll just count my blessings.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:03 AM
 
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I Have an Above Ground Pool with Deck and fenced in want to go higher on fence for safety reasons, What do i need to Do?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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> Only a cash buyer would be able to buy the house without the enclosure

The only way you can buy this house is with cash. You can't get a mortgage without insurance.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I had an issue with the roof of a home I was purchasing. I can't remember if it was the insurance company or the lending company that wouldn't go forward unless I installed a new roof. I wasn't going to, on a property that I didn't own yet, and the sellers didn't want to either. We came up with a solution -- I got estimates and put $1.5x the estimate into an escrow account. After settlement, I put the roof on, which was paid for out of the escrow account. Could you do something like this?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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I Have an Above Ground Pool with Deck and fenced in want to go higher on fence for safety reasons, What do i need to Do?
Very possibly nothing, other than the actual work of changing the fence. Since there is already a fence, you may be able to change that fence without needing any kind of permit. Just to be sure, you should call whatever governmental office it is in your area that regulates fences, and ask them the question. All of us here on the internet can guess & speculate, but unless we are familiar with the laws & regulations of yourr area, we can't give a definitive answer.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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The original post, to which some of us are responding (I almost did, but caught it before I hit POST) is several years old and likely resolved. CancunJean reopened the thread in post 12 with a slightly different issue.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Anyone else with the same problem, rent a fence from a security company long enough to get the sale closed and get a very secure fence up immediately. The liability for a pool is enormous and will bankrupt you if a child gets hurt.

If a child gets hurt and you have a fence, it will still bankrupt you, so the fence has to be good enough to keep a creative child off your property.
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