You’re thinking of buying a house with a pool and have a lot on your mind. Buying a house isn’t an easy task. From budgeting to touring, it can be exhausting. And, if your dream home and comes with a dreamy pool too, you’ve hit the jackpot, right? Maybe!
Before you buy a house with a pool, here are the 5 things you need to do:
1. GET A POOL INSPECTION
Most buyers opt for a home inspection, but the standard inspection doesn’t cover the pool. You’ll want to schedule a separate, specialized pool inspection to check for tears in the lining and cracks in the foundation as well as test the pump and filtration system. This way you’ll know what kind of pool you’re getting and the condition. Once you’ve bought a house with a pool, you’ll want to be certain to budget for any wear and tear that needs to be addressed.
2. CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE EQUIPMENT
Maintaining a pool requires pool equipment. Inspect the current equipment to see if the homeowner has kept it in good working order. If it’s broken, dirty or doesn’t look like it’s been used in a while, pool maintenance might not be at the top of the seller’s priority list. This is another reason why getting a pool inspection is important before you’ve bought a house with a pool.
3. ASK FOR A MAINTENANCE WALKTHROUGH
From running the pump to treating the water, there are many little tasks involved in taking care of a swimming pool. Ask the homeowner or Crystal Clear Pools and Spas, if they can give you the rundown. This is especially important if you’ve never owned a pool before.
Learn how high the water level should be. Go through the water testing process to gauge pH levels. Learn how to hook up the vacuum and what to do if something goes wrong.
4. GET COPIES OF RECEIPTS AND RECORDS
Just like a car, people often keep records on their pool. Ideally, the homeowner will be able to provide you with copies of pool service records so you know what they use to maintain the water quality. If the homeowner doesn’t have records, find out which pool company they hired and contact them directly. When you’re buying a house with a pool, it’s important to have complete information.
5. FIND A LOCAL POOL PROFESSIONAL
You may be able to buy chemicals and equipment online, but nothing beats the total value of working with a local pool professional. You get the benefit of a pool expert who can test your water as well as provide recommendations and service. That’s where we come in! Call us at (512) 339-9304 and EXPERIENCE THE CLEAR DIFFERENCE!
This post was adapted from Pentair’s blog, 5 Things to Look for When You Buy a Home with a Pool.
About Crystal Clear Pools and Spas
With over 34 years serving Central Texas, Crystal Clear Pools and Spas provides a superior experience in pool repair, pool cleaning, pool renovation, and pool maintenance. Our swimming pool and spa services extend to most communities in the Greater Austin area, including Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Westlake, and other surrounding areas.
Whether you need a new swimming pool, want to renovate an old pool, or are looking for an immaculate pool cleaning, we’re the experts to call. Our goal at Crystal Clear Pools and Spas is to make it so that all you need to do is swim, relax, and enjoy! We are thrilled to make service calls to provide premier quality pool cleaning and system maintenance wherever and whenever you need us.
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