Thinking of buying a home with a pool but worried about the potential risks? We get it. It’s a big decision.
You may be ready to grab the noodle and dive right in, but we’re here to share the pros and cons to help you make the final call.
- There’s almost no better way to beat the heat. If you live in a hot climate, pools provide an instant way to cool off and avoid the summer swelter.
- You’re the “cool house.” The social benefits of a pool are an exciting benefit to folks that like to host get-togethers or entertain.
- Home value, enough said. In many markets, a pool increases the value of your home, allowing you to sell at a higher price one day.
- There are also health benefits. Swimming is a great way to increase activity and have quick access to low-impact exercise.
- Maintenance and upkeep will be an additional cost. Whether you go it alone or hire a pool servicing companies, there will be money needed to keep your pool up to par.
- Utilities and insurance costs are also a factor. Your homeowner’s insurance is impacted, and your electric bill may increase as well, especially for heated pools.
- There are potential dangers, especially if you live with young children or people who cannot swim.
- Depending on the size of your yard, a pool will likely take up a majority of your free space.
Our takeaway? Owning a pool can be a relaxing and fun experience. But it can also be a financial strain and safety hazard. Each homeowner should evaluate what’s important to their lifestyle and consider all the factors before making a purchase.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.