Yesterday we touched on the subject of remodeling and I wanted to take that a little farther today.
Pools create a lot of buzz. I guess it’s either because you love them or you hate them. They’re additions which aren’t neutral with a lot of homeowners. So- put a pool in with a lot of caution.
Doug Buenz of 680 Blog talks about 6 questions you absolutely must ask before pool construction starts.
His post is a must-read because he covers some things I haven’t thought of, and I bet you haven’t either.
But your future homebuyers will certainly be pondering things like pool placement in the yard.
Hmmm. This can be a killer.
Doug asks what if the pool takes up too much of the yard?
“But if the deep end of the pool is two steps from the family room slider, a pool will often detract from the value of the home,” Doug goes on to say.
Things like that ought to be no- brainers but you’d be surprised how many people will just plop the pool in and not think about someone actually falling in it.
Pools can work for a property under the right circumstances. Doug gets into what that criteria is, but by and large, think long and hard before making a substantial investment in a pool.