The Pros and Cons of a Swimming Pool Home

The Pros and Cons of a Swimming Pool Home

Swimming pools make a house look and feel better. That's just a simple fact when it comes to American homeowners and their viewpoints on the attractiveness of a home. The memories that can be made along with the relaxation that is produced during the summer time is unrivaled, which is why many homeowners are looking to maintain their current pool, or install a new one. On the other hand, there's also many downsides to owning a pool that are keeping many from even thinking about acquiring one. Instead of giving an opinion that can be argued against, we've decided to present you with some pros and cons so that you can decide for yourself:

Recreation Pros: A great way to exercise for adults and children is through a swimming pool. Aside from exercising, a pool is also great for relaxation or socializing. Backyard pool parties are always an option and can be a great way to spend a hot summer day. Indoor pools can also be utilized at any time during the year, with indoor hot tubs being especially useful during the winter to warm up and unwind.

Recreation Cons: Especially with children, swimming pools can be dangerous if they don't know how to swim. Proper fencing and other safety procedures may have to be taken which can prove to be time consuming and stressful. Homeowners may also be held responsible for injuries caused in the pool by neighbors, friends, or other visitors.

Cost Pros: If you are looking to purchase a new home, buying a home that already has a pool is much cheaper than installing your own later on. Even if you are looking to install your own, it is much more affordable than years ago. An additional tip to remember is that the resale appeal of your home will also increase if there is a pool installed already.

Cost Cons: At the end of the day, even if swimming pools are cheaper now than before, money is still money. An installation is still going to set you back thousands of dollars. Along with this, when selling your home, you may not make back the money you had invested into your pool. For example, if you spent 60 thousand dollars on a swimming pool installation, you can't just slap 60 thousand on top of your asking price. All home upgrades only equate to what the market demands in your area.

Maintenance Pros: Once the habit is formed, pool maintenance comes easily and results in a beautiful and attractive form of recreation in your home. There are many methods of maintenance online for you to reference, and if you don't want to do it yourself you can always find companies that provide maintenance as a service.

Maintenance Cons: Neglecting to take care of your pool will obviously lead to issues in safety and health. There are many elements of a pool that need to be looked after, with a main aspect being chemicals. Chemicals are used to keep PH levels accurate, but improper use of these chemicals can lead to bacteria forming in the pool. The last thing you want is an unusable pool that's infested with algae and harmful substances.


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