It’s the heat of the summer, and you want a swimming pool. Before you go off the deep end, make sure the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

Swimming pools are a strong part of the outdoor living trend. They’re fun for all ages, they promote fitness, and they give you a great place to entertain family and friends. They also add costs, increased liability and ongoing maintenance. So, to help you decide if it’s worth it, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you and your family members swim now? Would you swim more in a pool of your own?
  • Will the pool complement your home? Or would the pool replace another amenity, such as a play-yard?
  • Where will people change their clothes and use the restroom? Will they leave tracks through the house? (Don’t laugh. When you decide to sell your home, this is what buyers will ask.)
  • Is there a community pool in your neighborhood? Are private pools popular?

And finally, how will this pool affect my resale value? Will I recoup the dollars I invest? Pools can be wonderful, but before you make this decision, consider consulting a real estate professional to help answer these questions.

In other words, call or Email Cathi at The Lund Group …

Resource: Berkshire Hathaway Talking Real Estate – eNewsletter –  July 2018