If you’re in the market for a new home would you consider buying one that has an inground swimming pool? On the surface that might be a great idea if you’ve always wanted a swimming pool. Buying a home with a pool means you don’t have to go through the process of a pool construction project.
Prior to making an offer on a home with a swimming pool, you will want to talk with one of the swimming pool professionals from Hawaiian Pool Builders to make certain the pool is in good working order and that its structure is viable. You will also want to assure that you’re truly ready to take on the responsibility and ongoing costs of owning a swimming pool.
Here are some of the advantages of buying a home with a pool:
- It’s already there and is part of the home purchase. It may be less expensive to buy a home with a pool than it is to buy a home and have a pool installed.
- You don’t have to worry about the pool construction project because it’s already there.
- You won’t have to wait to start swimming.
What are some of the disadvantages of buying a home with a swimming pool?
- Depending on how old it is, you may be looking at a structure that will need resurfacing or a new liner. The equipment may be old and not as energy efficient as you’d like. You might not even be aware what’s lurking under the surface of the pool—the structure, the wiring, the plumbing, until something happens.
- It’s not “your” pool. You’re buying a pool that suited the previous owners of the home, and it while it fits the need and want for a pool it may not be the pool you’ve always dreamed of.
- Depending on the age it might cost you more to maintain than a new pool would.
If you’re looking at a home with a swimming pool, contact us for a swimming pool inspection before you make any commitments – especially if the swimming pool is one of the deciding factors on making the purchase.