Buying a home with a pool means tons of summer fun for you and your family! If the home you buy already has a pool, you avoid the hassle and expense of building one yourself. It can be very expensive to build a pool, so it’s almost always cheaper to buy a house that already has one. Also, if your new home already has a pool, you don’t have to worry about the noise, mess, and stress that come with building one.
As wonderful as having a pool can be, there are some important things to consider first:
1: Maintenance & Upkeep
Pools require a lot of maintenance, so be sure you understand the time and cost that will be involved. This is something people often underestimate when caught up in the excitement of buying a home with a pool.
2: Safety & Insurance
There’s a reason why insurance costs are usually higher when your home has a pool. They can be a safety hazard, especially for young children and pets. Be sure the pool has a secure fence that is up to code.
3: Inspection & Records
Before buying a home with a pool, ask the current owners for all of the information related to the pool. Ask who the builder was and to see a copy of all maintenance records. We also recommend that you have the pool inspected by a professional.
If you’re looking for a home with a pool, we can help you find it! There are great options out there, including some of our current listings. Message us and we’ll help you find the perfect outdoor oasis!