Buying a home can be an exciting experience and deciding to get a pool is a question most homeowners come across at some point. Getting a pool is an investment that requires you to think about a few things. Make sure you research the pros and cons of owning a pool before you dive into buying one.
What is the main reason for wanting a pool?
Reason #1 – Most people get a pool for their immediate family members. Children love to swim all year round (weather permitting) and what better way to keep them busy than by swimming after school or on weekends?
Reason #2 – You a party animal and enjoy throwing pool parties for your guests. Pool parties are so much fun but there are many precautions you should take when hosting a party for a large group of people. Safety is number one, you need to make sure everyone understands the rules. Even adults can get carried away and get a bit out of control at times.
Reason #3 – Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. People of all ages can get a wonderful workout in the pool. From Cardio, stretches, breathing practices, and proper swimming techniques all can be applied in the water. The elderly benefit best as they get older and the weight of their own bodies and disease can make it difficult to walk. The weightlessness of being in the water is comforting and soothing to them.
Reason #4 – You live in a hot climate state where sitting outside can be excruciatingly uncomfortable. Jumping in a cool pool is a great way to refresh the body when the thermostat begins to climb.
Reason #5 – Adding a pool to your home could be an asset and elevate the value of your property. If the home is an investment property you can sell the house for more money due to having an extra home enhancement which is the pool. It is considered a luxury item in the real estate market. It is said that owning a pool can raise your home value by 7%. Although in some states a pool could also be a liability.
The prices of pools vary depending on where you live, the size, the type, the accessories and the style. Check your local state or county regulations for laws regarding pool building and maintenance. Shop around for prices and make sure you dig up references regarding your pool builder to see if there are any liens against them. Also research company reviews, you want your new pool to be safe and efficient for you, your family and guests.
Pool maintenance is also a factor that needs to be factored in. You should realize that regardless if you maintain the pool yourself of hire a company you will have to spend money on chemicals regularly. Once you find the right builder and pool supply company owning a pool can be a very rewarding experience.
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