Many buyers are looking for a Fountain Hills home with a pool. There are many things to consider about pool maintenance before you take on added responsibility. Make sure you do your research before taking the plunge.
Utilities – How much is the average utility bill ? Energy-efficent pumps with save you hundreds of dollars a year on your electric bill. Also what is the cost of heating your pool? Talk with the previous home owners to get copies of past utility bills.
Maintenance and repairs – Do you plan on hiring a pool service? Find out what is included and the cost of weekly service. If you want to maintain it yourself, research the cost of chemicals and if you actually have the time it takes to manage.
Landscaping –Overhanging trees or blooming plants may drop leaves into the pool which requires more frequent cleaning. If the skimmer and pump baskets aren’t cleaned daily this can cause a clog in your plumbing.
Children – Safety should be your first concern when you have children. Install a four -sided isolation fence around the pool and swimming area. The fence should be at least 4 feet tall and should completely separate the pool from the house and play area of the yard.
Pets – If you have pet that go outdoors, consider whether you need a fence or net to keep them safe from an accidental drowning.
It is important to have a pool inspection done by a licensed, qualified pool inspector when buying your Fountain Hills homes.
Looking to purchase a Fountain Hills home with a pool? Contact me at 480 888 6708 or email me for quick answers to your questions.