Buying A Home With A Swimming Pool

Buying A Home With A Swimming Pool

A buyer client recently asked me if a swimming pool was a positive or negative when trying to sell a home.  I told him that it depended on who was buying the home.  Younger people with children would feel that a swimming pool was a positive while empty nesters might consider a swimming pool a negative.  People with very young children definitely consider a swimming pool a safety risk, but there are ways to deal with this such as "fencing" around the pool, alarms, etc.  Also, experience has taught me that it is beneficial not to have a lot of trees around the pool that shed leaves in the winter.  Other things to consider are maintenance costs such as electricity, chemicals and/or possibly having someone maintain the pool for you.  One thing for sure is that a swimming pool is "forever" and you must maintain it yourself or have someone maintain it or it becomes a definite "negative".  A swimming pool can be removed but this is very expensive.  There are a lot of positives to owning a swimming pool which include years of fun with family and friends. 


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