The Pros and Cons of Buying a House with a Pool.
When you buy a house, you may have a wish list and ideally, you want to check off as many things as possible. A swimming pool may be on your list, and at first glance, why not? However, it is wise to have a pool inspection first because owning a pool means taking a lot of care of it and that is not a simple task. It is important to check out the advantages and disadvantages first of having a pool.
1. Good for Physical Health: Swimming is a good, low-impact exercise, and it is an ideal sport for those who want to get in shape. Relaxing by the pool with a cold drink or a book is a great way to spend a lazy, luxurious afternoon.
2. Socializing: The pool is a good place for socializing on those summer days. Gather a few family members or friends and enjoy relaxing or partying in the tranquil waters.
1. Maintenance: In reality pools take a continuous effort to remain in their best shape. That’s why it is important to have a pool inspection regularly to maintain it properly.
2. Repair Expenses: Keeping a pool rolling is an expensive process, but fixing it can cost you more. That is why it is important to have a pool inspection from time to time to avoid unnecessary expenses. Most pools have a secured vinyl lining and fixing a tear in this lining can cost around $200 easily.
3. Energy Bills: Heated pools consumers a fairly large amount of energy, so you can expect a good rise in the energy bills. The pool pump can add around $300 a year while running a heater can cost you around $100 to $600 a month.
A regular pool inspection can save you both time and money and you can easily enjoy the luxury of pool with your loved ones.
The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector located in Albany NY that has performed over 6000 Inspections.