Swimming pools are a great addition to a home. When homeowners are looking for a place to settle down, a home with a swimming pool is more likely to sell quicker than a home without a swimming pool. Swimming pools are a sign of luxury and they are a great place to create memories with friends and family. Keep reading to learn what you should know about buying a home with a pool.
What is the value of the Swimming Pool?
When you are negotiating the price of your swimming pool, research what the value of your swimming pool is. Swimming pools are an investment going into the ground and one that can raise the value of your home. You can get a bargain deal if the swimming pool is newly remodeled, but has been incorporated into the property for a long time.
Are there safety features on the Pool?
Another thing to look into before you purchase a house with a swimming pool is safety. Does the swimming pool already have a pool cover, safety fence, etc. It is especially a big deal if you have smaller kids because you don’t want them to be in the swimming pool unsupervised. A safety fence is extremely useful because of the childproof locks on it and the kids will still be able to enjoy the backyard without you worrying about them falling into the pool on accident.
What Condition is the Pool in?
When negotiating a price on the swimming pool & house, look at the details on the swimming pool. Are there any cracks in the surface, tile or around the deck? Is the swimming pool clean? Check the quality of the filters, ladders, water features, if any of these items need replacing the quality of the swimming pool will go down. You can also ask the realtor when the swimming pool was built, who was it built by, what the maintenance history is on the swimming pool. These are all really good questions to ask about the swimming pool before making a hard purchase on the house itself.
Who Maintains the Pool?
Say you now bought the house and own a swimming pool, but you never have before. Make sure you keep up with the maintenance because pools need a lot of attention and TLC. There are always local pool service professionals that you can reach out to and have them look over your swimming pool. They will be able to breakdown and explain each item that your swimming pool either needs cleaned or replaced.
Build a Swimming Pool with Premier Pools & Spas
It is important to build with a swimming pool builder that has been around for a while and knows what they’re doing. Premier Pools & Spas has been around for over 30 years and has built over 70,000 swimming pools. Not only do we care about customer service, but we want to make families dreams come true across the nation. Let Premier Pools and Spas build your backyard oasis, contact us today and receive a free design quote.