Swimming Pools…Are They Perks Or Pests When It Comes To Purchasing a Home? Well, It Depends On You And Your Lifestyle. Read On To Find Out If Owning a Pool Is Right For You
August 28, 2016
Pools are similar to trucks, it seems. When you need to move houses or a piece of furniture, who do you call? The one friend you know that has a truck! Likewise, your friends will think of you when it gets hot outside and they want to go for a swim! Pools can be a lot of fun, but they are also a big responsibility. You should consider these responsibilities very carefully before you purchase a home that has a pool tagging with it. Pools must actually be cleaned fairly often. This can get pretty expensive when you add it up. Ask the current homeowner for receipts of their pool cleaning and repair bills. This will give you a great indication of how much you’re likely to spend annually. Also ask if they’ve ever had any issues documented regarding the pool.
This is because when a problem goes wrong with a pool, it can be very, very costly. Sometimes, it might even require draining the whole pool to see what’s going on with it internally. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to everything in life. Pools can create wonderful memories with family and friends that are everlasting. This is the largest pro of owning a pool, as long as you are able afford one!
Another advantage is that putting a pool in costs a lot of money. If you are dead set on a certain home that doesn’t already have a pool..prepare for your bank account to go down very quickly when you begin the process of installing one. So the good news is that you don’t have to deal with it! You can move into the home, and go straight for a swim.
Unfortunately, if you have to build a pool you can’t choose the color of the pool, the location, or its size. Aside from money, building a pool will cost you a lot of your time. You’ll have several trips to stores, sampling and selecting the finishes and materials you want to use for the pool. You’ll also have to decide how you want to landscape the yard around the pool.
You must absolutely have the pool thoroughly inspected before you purchase the house. Otherwise, you’ll be losing money on the ‘great deal of a house’ you thought you found. Along with that, you’ll need to buy a warranty on the pool, because eventually, you’re going to need it. And you’ll be very glad that you purchased it!