If you are considering buying a home that has a pool already installed, there are a few things that you should take into serious consideration. There are several pros to owning a home with a pool, but at the same time, there are also several cons to owning a home with a pool. Keep reading to learn a few of each of these to help make a well-informed decision.


A Swimming Pool Can Boost Your Property Value

If the area where you live is warm all year, a swimming pool can help to increase your property's value. The same is true if all or most of the other homes in the neighborhood have a swimming pool.

A Swimming Pool Is Great for Entertainment Purposes

Swimming can be great fun, and it can be even more fun if you have friends along for the ride. If you have a swimming pool, you have the perfect excuse to throw a party for a variety of events like a birthday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or something else entirely.

A Swimming Pool Is Good for Exercise

Swimming is not only fun, but it is also a great form of exercise. This is true regardless of your age, but it can be particularly true if you are pregnant, elderly, or have recently sustained an injury. The water in the pool will hold your body up so that you can exercise without placing unnecessary pressure on your joints.


A Swimming Pool Requires Maintenance

One con is that pools require a lot of maintenance. For example, you must clean the filter and skim the pool regularly to remove any debris that has built up on top of and in the water. In addition, pools must be treated with special chemicals to ensure that they are not taken over by algae and bacteria. A monthly fee can be paid to a pool service to handle the pool maintenance for you, or you can purchase the chemicals and do it on your own. 

A Swimming Pool Increases Your Home Insurance

Due to the fact that swimming pools present a certain level of danger (due to the risk of children or pets drowning in the water), you can expect your homeowner's insurance to be higher if you have a pool. If you opt to install a safety fence with a locking gate, you may be able to reduce your premium.

As you can see, there are many pros and cons to purchasing and owning a home with a pool. In the end, the choice will be yours. If you need help finding pool homes for sale, contact a realtor near you.