Are you on the market for a new house? You may have come across a few listings that have swimming pools in the backyard. While pools can be valuable assets, they can also be costly to maintain. Some people will decide to fill in a pool at their new home for this reason. Others will keep it and reap the rewards! Regardless of what you decide, follow these tips before buying a house with a pool:
Get a Pro to Inspect
Professionals who know what they’re doing and know what to look for, can point out even the smallest issues with a swimming pool. Don’t rely on the seller to give you all the details and if you already have a home inspector coming out, don’t assume they’re qualified to inspect the pool.
Test the Equipment
If you can, test the pool filter, the pump, any electrical equipment, the lines and the main drains. The drains need to be up to code and if there are any pressure leaks, you’re setting yourself up for big problems down the road. Ask questions and make sure the equipment is working properly. Just because a pool and the surrounding area look nice, doesn’t mean everything is working correctly.
Are you getting all the Amenities?
Is the pool’s safety cover working properly? Is the pool area secure? Also, if you haven’t previously owned a pool, is the home owner selling all the amenities that go with it? If not, that’s okay. But you should know how much money you need to put into either fixing issues with the pool or adding the amenities and supplies you’ll want and need.
Know what you’re getting into
Pool ownership is great! Just know what you’re getting into. Don’t assume that a house with a pool is a bonus. It definitely can be. But if there are major problems with the pool, it can also cost a lot of money and time to fix. Do your homework, get help from a professional and have a plan moving forward.
Arrow Pool has been serving southeastern Pennsylvania since 1968 and has all the expertise necessary to properly inspect a swimming pool. We can provide you with new equipment, renovations, upgrades and much more. We also provide the necessary pool cleaning at the beginning of the season and pool closings that will protect your pool from the harsh winters at the end. Give us a call if you need us: 610-731-7665.