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Florida Woman Comes Home to Find a Giant Surprise in Her Backyard

"Disastrous scene"

A pool in Florida rose three feet out of the ground after being emptied. (Image source: WTVT video screenshot)

Imagine if you have came home one day to find your in-ground pool wasn't so in-ground anymore.

A Florida homeowner drained her pool over the weekend, and about a day later, that's exactly what happened.

Jessica Pedraza told WTVT-TV she called 911 Monday when she saw her pool and patio had risen up to three feet, thinking she might have a sinkhole-like situation.

pool rose out of ground A pool in Florida rose three feet out of the ground after being emptied. (Image source: WTVT video screenshot)

Pedraza's husband drained the pool Sunday. By 9:15 p.m. Monday, "we had this disastrous scene in the back yard," Pedraza told the local news station.

It turns out, according to a forum with homeowners also experiencing this problem, moisture under the pool can cause it to "extricate" itself.

pool rose Pedraza said insurance won't cover the damage, citing an exclusion in the policy. (Image source: WTVT video screenshot)

Adding to the Pedraza family's stress, the mother of three said insurance won't pay for the damages.

She told WTVT an insurance representative said her policy doesn't cover "water below the surface of the ground which exerts pressure on swimming pool or other structures." The insurance company did offer $1,500, which Pedraza said is only enough to cover the cost of a structural engineer.

"You pay for an insurance policy assuming that you have coverage and the coverage isn't actually there when you go to file the claim," Pedraza said.

Watch WTVT's report:

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(H/T: Daily Mail)

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