Pools: Yay or Nay?

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Wisconsin’s hot weather streak has us thinking about one thing: where is the nearest pool?  The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals say around 4.7 million U.S. homes have in-ground pools.  What are the benefits to having a pool on your property?

PROS

  • Increase aesthetic value of your yard
  • Social butterflies flourish around pools
    • Great for hosting parties as an entertainment center
    • Kids love them!
  • An easy way to cool off during hot weather
  • Health benefits: great forms of aquatic exercise
  • Adds value to your home
    • The National Association of REALTORS® estimates a 7.7% property value increase.

CONS

  • Maintenance: time and costs
    • Chemicals and cleaning
  • Safety Concerns
    • Many buyers are wary of purchasing a home with a pool if they have small children
  • Pools consume space in small yards
  • Insurance may cost more for homes with pools

The weather is hot in Wisconsin now, but will you want to justify the cost of a pool once cold weather hits?  Comment below or on our Facebook post about pools.

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