With Memorial Day Weekend and summer around the corner, swimming pools are top of mind. If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, then you are most likely wondering: who do I know with a pool?
California is estimated to have over 1.3 million residential pools, with most of the country’s swimming pools in the warmer states like California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida*. Homeowners love their pools: swimming pools make great summertime parties and often add value to a home. However, pools are not without maintenance requirements.
Pools often prompt real estate decisions. You might own a home with a pool and you are done with the cost of maintenance and upkeep: you might need to sell your home. Alternatively, you might be looking for a home with a pool so that you have a backyard designed for entertaining and having people over: you might start your home buying search. Whatever camp you are in, I am happy to help as your real estate agent.
Here are 4 Pool Care Mistakes from the California Association of REALTORS:
1. Using the wrong chemicals
2. Failing to clean the filters
3. Only servicing the pool when it is hot
4. Not putting up a fence
Ahead of summertime, check out Pool Safety which is a government website with pool safety tips: https://www.poolsafely.gov/parents/safety-tips/
Does having a pool automatically make a home more valuable? As with many things in real estate, it depends! Is it a new pool? Is the pool consistent with the architecture and design of the home? Are pools a popular feature in that community? If you need a nuanced value of your home’s worth, reach out to me and I can come to your property and take a look in-person.