Dreaming of a pool you can jump into on a hot summer day? Having your very own swimming pool can be a great addition to your home, especially when warmer weather rolls in. But is it worth it?
Before you call your contractor and start mapping out a plan, here are three things to consider:
The upkeep. What if your water starts turning green? You’ll have to fix that. What if you encounter frequent leaks? You’ll have to take care of that as well. Keeping a pool clean is tricky, and many times you’ll need to call a professional pool service company to take a look at the problem.
The annual expense. Let’s start with the essential annual maintenance – be prepared to pay for new filters, plumbing inspections, and more. Was your house hit by a massive thunderstorm? You may need to replace that patio furniture you just spent a fortune on. Not to mention your heating system will also bump up your utility bill and homeowner’s insurance. The list goes on!
The investment. In sunny states, such as Florida, a swimming pool is basically standard equipment for a family home, and just about every house on the block has one. If you’re selling a house without one, you may have have less offers lining up. If you live in cooler regions, like Connecticut, a pool is a definite tough sell. Why? Because the cost and effort of maintenance is too high considering the fact that you won’t be using it too often.
So when should you invest in a swimming pool? That all depends on your location and neighborhood. Contact your local real estate agent for more expert advice on getting the best value for your home.
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