Buying that perfect pool home

Dated: 06/20/2018

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As we are heading into the summer season you may have your eyes set on that home with the in-ground pool. Owning a pool home can make for some memorable family times. Just imagine the staycations you get to enjoy without spending a fortune on travel.  Holiday parties and family gatherings that will stay with you for a lifetime.  Just make sure you are making an informed decision when you decided to purchase the home with a pool.  There are a few things that you should consider and have your REALTOR® assist you with when buying your pool home.

We always recommend to our clients to hire a Licensed Professional Home Inspector to check over the house. Don’t overlook the pool, as it is a big part of the sale. Some home inspectors are knowledgeable in pool inspections some are not, make sure you have a qualified inspector for the job. You may need to hire a second inspector from your local pool company to check the overall operating condition of the equipment, electrical, plumbing and surface areas of the pool. If you are purchasing in an area where pools are closed for the winter, have the cover and hardware inspected as well. Remember that all sales are “As-Is” so you will want to know what you are purchasing.

Aside from the pool inspection, have your agent ask for as much information as possible about the pool. Who built the pool, when was it built? Does the seller have a record book of repairs and maintenance they would be willing to give to you for future reference? What pool accessories convey with the sale of the house? Is the seller leaving the cleaning equipment, poles, and brushes, chemicals or deck furniture?

And lastly, once you are ready to close on your new pool home, call the local pool company once more to schedule a pool orientation, to walk you through how to maintain your new pool.

Enjoy your Back-Yard Paradise! 

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Eric and Vicki Knight

As a husband and wife team, you get twice the care and attention you would expect to receive from just one agent. We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a....

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