An inground pool is now an aboveground pool after a couple’s swimming pool pops three feet out of the ground in Florida. The bizarre incident is going to cost the homeowners thousands of dollars to fix and their homeowner's insurance is not going to cover it, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Thursday morning, Oct. 10.
This Florida couple told reporters that ground water is what caused the pool to pop up three feet out of the ground. Jessica Pedraza told Fox 13 that she and her husband were cleaning the pool, so they drained it. The Pedraza’s live in Brandon, Florida, right outside of Tampa.
Apparently the weight of the water kept the pool anchored into the ground, but once the water was removed, the pool popped up above the ground. Pedraza first thought the pool was a victim of a sink hole, but it was almost the opposite. It was the ground water pushing the pool up and out of the ground.
When she went to claim this on her insurance policy, she was shown the exclusion section which includes: "water below the surface of the ground ... which exerts pressure on ... a swimming pool or other structure".
This pretty much explains what happened to her pool so she doesn’t expect that the pool work will be covered under her homeowner’s policy. The insurance company offered her $1,500, which is about the same cost for an engineer to determine it was ground water that popped her belowground pool to an aboveground pool.
Pedraza said she wants other folks to know that their homeowner’s policy might not cover your pool if you come across the same situation.