Express Pool Care swimming pool service professionals tell you what to know if you buy a home with a pool. When you live in Arizona, having access to your own swimming pool — for most people — seems to make sense. It’s the only way to make it through the triple digit temperatures and it’s a great place to have a staycation and to entertain friends and family.

A swimming pool and your Arizona home go hand-in-hand. If you’re buying a home in Arizona and it comes wtih a swimming pool, you may have some questions that you need answered. The swimming pool service contractors from Express Pool Care understand having a pool brings wtih it unique advantages and some disadvantages if you’re not prepared.

What to know if you buy a home with a pool

Advantages of buying a home with a swimming pool 

It’s already there. You may find it less expensive to buy a home with a pool than to build a pool

  1. You won’t have to live through a construction project
  2. Your home will the the hot spot for friends and family
  3. It’s a great place to relax and unwind
  4. You can get, and stay, in shape no matter hot hot it gets.
  5. You can start swimming immediately

Here are some disadvantages to buying a home with a pool: 

  1. It’s used
  2. It may not be the size, shape and style you had always dreamed of
  3. There could be issues lurking beneath the surface of the pool — potential problems with the plumbing or equipment or the structure itself. You will definitely want to consult with a swimming pool contractor to get the pool inspected before you make any decisions on the property.
  4. Depending on the age it might cost you more to maintain than a new pool would
  5. You could be faced with higher than necessary utility bills and higher costs for cleaning and maintenance simply because of its age and the condition of pool pumps and filters
  6. You might simply just not want a pool. If you love the house but don’t love the pool, what do you do? Fill in the pool? Walk away from the deal? It’s something to think about.

Contact us to schedule a swimming pool inspection prior to making any commitments on buying a home with a pool.