Feb 15, 2021

Buying A Home With A Swimming Pool

In many areas of country presumably with year around climates, it may make sense to buy a home with a swimming pool if it is something that will be used regularly.  However, in areas where it is likely that the swimming pool will only see use for 3 or 4 months a year, it could actually be seen as a negative.   It is expensive to maintain a swimming pool adding to electricity, natural gas or solar for heating cost.  And, swimming pools require weekly cleaning including adding salt or chemicals to maintain the right balance of the water purity.

It could make a lot more sense to buy a home with a homeowner's association that provides a swimming pool included in monthly dues.   And, or for those that can afford to so joining a country club that provides swimming pools is a lot easier than caring for one at home.  Owning a home with a swimming pool is often seen as a great benefit for the family; but only if it gets used regularly.  

Today, when building a new swimming pool more often that not people are installing splash pools that are perhaps no more than 5 feet deep at one end with a walk in step that is several feet long and deep.  The notion of big resort pools are going by the wayside because they are expensive to build and very expensive to maintain.  

At Paragon Home Resources since we help people with selling and buying homes, we can discuss the pro's and con's of buying a home with a swimming pool.  Sometimes a second opinion is needed to help a family with this important decision.