Things to Consider Before Buying a Pool Home

On a hot summer day, nothing sounds more refreshing than jumping into a nice, cold pool. And, it’s even better if the only thing in between you and the pool is your sliding glass door! For many people, owning a home with a pool is the ultimate dream but they forget to consider the amount of responsibility that comes with it. Even though buying a home with a pool has its undeniable benefits, there are a number of things to keep in mind before diving in. 

Recurring Costs 

It’s time to crunch some numbers. Before committing to a pool home, it’s best to be sure the recurring costs fit within your budget. The cost of upkeep depends on the type of pool it is, the size, its age, and how much it’s used. The annual cost to own a pool with maintenance, utilities, repairs, and water is about $3,000 to $5,000 per year. 


We’re not going to beat around the bush, maintaining a sparkling clean pool can be a lot of work. If you don’t have time to maintain your pool (or you don’t want to), you can opt to hire a professional pool maintenance company to do the work for you! Here’s what regular maintenance entails: skimming the pool, scrubbing the walls, checking water levels, adding chemicals, and utilizing a pool vacuum. 


There’s a high chance that your pool insurance will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance, but it’s still important to discuss the details before buying a home with a pool. 


Even though swimming pools are a fun addition to any home, they can be dangerous. When you own a home with a pool, you’re in charge of making sure that pool is safe and secure. If any accidents happen at or around the pool you could be held liable for any injuries that occur. 

If you’re ready to take on the responsibility and reap the benefits of a pool, we’ve put together a handy search of all of the pool homes available in Long Beach! CLICK HERE to browse pool homes, and when you’re ready to schedule a showing, give us a call at 562-896-2456. 

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster