The Pros of Owning a Pool
A well-kept pool can be a great asset, from hours of potential entertainment for the kids to relaxation time during those too hot summer days. A pool can also be a significant selling feature when buying a home. While owning a pool may not be appealing to all buyers, there are many who seek the benefits of a pool when searching for their “perfect” home.
Increased Home Value
In the warmer climate of North Carolina, many buyers prefer a home with a pool. If the pool is heated, it is possible to use the amenity year-round, which is a rather appealing asset to add to a potential home buyer’s list of “Must Haves!” While home swimming pools are a luxury, they can help to increase the value of a home in a competitive housing market.
Great for Entertaining
Everyone loves the friend or family member who owns a pool. So, why not be the house that everyone wants to visit. A pool provides hours of entertainment and the ability to share that experience with others. BBQ nights out by the water with family and friends making the summer heat manageable…those memories are priceless and will last a lifetime.
Great for Exercise
Water aerobics, paddleboard yoga, swimming laps…the options are endless when it comes to exercise options with a pool. Aquatic exercise allows you to get a great cardio workout while also strengthening your muscles and increasing endurance and flexibility. It is also a much more gentle means of exercising for individuals with joint conditions.
Aesthetically Pleasing and Serene
Imagine gazing out at your beautiful backyard oasis — the birds chirp as you sip on your coffee, listening to the cascading waterfall feature next to the pool. This could be your daily routine if you were to buy a home with a pool; an aesthetically pleasing retreat in your own backyard.
Questions to Ask
If you are interested in pursuing a home with a pool, make sure to do your research and ask the right types of questions. Some questions to think about before buying a home with a pool include:
- What is the age of the pool?
- If there is a liner, what is the age of the liner?
- What material is the pool made from? What is the maintenance cost for that material?
- Has there ever been a leak?
- What is the age of the pool equipment? Pump, filters, pool cleaner?
- Who installed the pool?
- Are there any warranties with the pool or equipment?
Know the Basics
Owning a pool is a great way to create memories and share moments with those you love. If you need some help understanding the basics of pool care and maintenance, take a look at some more of our helpful blogs.
- How to: Balancing Your Pool Chemicals
- Pool Care Basics: Testing Your Pool Water
- Summertime Pool Fun
- Pool Care Tips You Need to Try
- What Is Chlorine Demand and How Does it Affect my Pool Chemistry?
Need Help Balancing Your Pool Water?
At Parnell Pool & Spa, our trusted specialists use only the best equipment and procedures to get a complete and accurate reading of your pool water. Our computerized Water Analysis System, BioGuard’s® ALEX®, provides results in an instant with step-by-step instructions. Bring us your water sample today and leave knowing every step needed to get your pool water safe and sanitary.
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If you have a question about the proper running of your pool or spa, contact us or stop by our Fayetteville or Lumberton location anytime. While in the store, check out our products, purchase chemicals for your pool/hot tub, or get a specific question answered by one of our experts. Feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well.