Having a pool can be great and is a nice thing to have in the summer. Most people would consider moving to a house with a pool. If you are moving from a house without a pool to a house with a pool, you should make yourself aware of the extra cost this pool will add to your expenses.
Some of these extra costs may include:
- Filling the pool with water and adding more water.
- The extra power used running pool filters. The filters will need to be replaced every few years.
- An older pool will require more repairs; so try to find out the age of the pool in the homes you are considering.
- Buying cleaning chemicals for the pool.
- Buying nets and skimmers to clean out leaves and floating debris.
- Buying water-testing tools. This will include PH testing kits, to determine that the chemicals and water are balanced appropriately.
- Fixing Cracks and damage around the pool.
- Resurfacing the bottom of the pool every so many years, or as needed.
- If the pool is heated, that will add to your gas or electricity bill as well.
- If you have kids, you’ll want to invest in fencing, if the pool isn’t already enclosed.