Carlsbad Homes for Sale Without Pools

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Carlsbad Homes for Sale Without Pools

 

Some Carlsbad home buyers do NOT want a home with a pool. Is that true for you, too?

 

Carlsbad home with poolWhile many homebuyers seeking a new home for sale in Carlsbad would like to have a pool, or even have one on their MUST HAVE list, there are plenty of Carlsbad buyers that do NOT want a pool at all.

 

Why might that be?

 

It's hard to imagine in our Southern California lifestyle isn't it?

 

 

The typical reasons for not wanting a pool include:

 

  • additional maintenance
  • increased insurance costs
  • increased utility costs
  • concerns about safety with children

 

Plus having a yard that is mostly hardscape and pool in the backyard with little other room is not necessarily a desire for many buyers.

 

Problem is, most search applications on broker and agent websites and on the portals do not allow you to search for homes without pools, you can only opt in to see homes with pools.

 

So how do you get a custom search with homes for sale in Carlsbad that do not have pools? Simple.

 

Send me your contact information and requirements  (size, number of bedrooms, baths, budget) and I will set up a custom search for you direct from the MLS for Carlsbad homes without pools. The search will update automatically 24/7 with new listings that fit your criteria

 

Of course if you really DO want a pool, or don't care if there is one or not, you can start your search for Carlsbad homes with pools, or search ALL Carlsbad homes for sale using the links below.

 

SEARCH ALL CARLSBAD HOMES FOR SALE

 

SEARCH FOR CARLSBAD HOMES FOR SALE WITH POOLS

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Amanda Christiansen
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I would guess that 10% or less of homes in my area have pools.  I couldn't imagine NOT having a pool in California.  

Jul 30, 2014 10:21 PM #8
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Ginny Gorman
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Great Carlsbad pool post, Jeff...my preference would be a salt water pool which my sis had installed last year & needs minimal maintenance!

Jul 30, 2014 10:33 PM #9
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
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In our hot climate pools are often desired yet not for everyone. Great information for those who don't care for them.
Jul 30, 2014 11:06 PM #10
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Tammy - well it doesn't happen often, although probably as much as those who INSIST on having a pool.

David - I get that. There are plenty who fel that way and with our year-round weather...

William - I think I would feel the same if I lived inland. Personally I don't care for swimming so it doesn't matter. I do like having a spa - we had a spool at our last house. And then we have THE BIG POOL just a couple of miles away

Jeff

Jul 30, 2014 11:50 PM #11
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Endre - well that is certainly true. Many buyers WANT to be near the big pool, although pricing can make that a challenge

Lenn - I found that back in New England as well.

Ed - that's true. Can 't say a % of those who would like a pool but it certainly more than 50%. And it IS part of the SoCal lifestyle

Jeff

Jul 31, 2014 12:04 AM #12
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Robert Hammerstein
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Jeff - a pool is only for a certain few who can take the time to work it or be able to afford the expense of a maintenance guy. I know we can have a hard time selling some homes with pools... It's a certain type of customer who wants that.

Jul 31, 2014 12:52 AM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I have lived in a home with a wondeful swimming pool.  However, there is an expense to maintain and run a pool.  I am an avid swimmer, but when I moved into my current home, I didn't put in a pool.  I live close to a wonderful health center, with 2 swimming pools.  My membership fee there is far less than the cost of paying for, maintaining, and heating a pool!

Jul 31, 2014 01:41 AM #14
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Not many homes in my area with a pool.  Usually people here do not want the upkeep as mentioned in this post.

Jul 31, 2014 03:45 AM #15
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Nina - I suspect that's true in many areas that have shorter summers and longer winters.

Jared - you and many other buyers.

Ginny - I had clients in Aviara a couple of years ago that bought a wonderful view home with a salt water pool. They love it. Maintenance costs seem to be lower...but the Home Warranty cost for the year was higher

Jeff

Jul 31, 2014 03:54 AM #16
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Paula - people generally have feelings about pools one way or the other. Very few seem to really not care either way.

Bob - that seems to be the case back east in general

Jeff

Jul 31, 2014 03:55 AM #17
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
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In our northern climate, pools are often removed.  The cost is not prohibitive and sellers often get estimates before putting their houses on the market.  

I can fully understand why Californians would not want a pool - often for the same reason as folks here.  

Jul 31, 2014 07:34 AM #18
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Myrl - you make a great argument for the financial reasons to not have a pool!

Rebecca - seems like a lot of people feel that way

Margaret - haven't known anyone having them removed but know of a couple where they were filled in. They are right for some, not right for others

Jeff

Jul 31, 2014 10:06 AM #19
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Cindy Edwards
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That is an interesting spin on this. I have so many houses with pools right now.  

Jul 31, 2014 10:52 AM #20
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Praful Thakkar
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Now if I live in San Diego area, I'd still stick to no pool - New England style....lol!

(And will be in San Diego - Aug 13-19 - planning to visit Carlsbad, Brian's office.)

Jul 31, 2014 01:02 PM #21
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
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I have yet in Maryland have a buyer requiring a pool, but numerous telling me never to take them to a place with a pool.  I have also had a client that did not want a house because the neighbor had a pool.

Jul 31, 2014 01:02 PM #22
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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The Great Pacific NW is not exactly pool country!  And in our neck of the woods, Carlsbad seems to be a nice hot climate for a cement pond, but with the drought that would be another reason I wouldn't want one -- the water bill.

Jul 31, 2014 01:10 PM #23
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Joan Whitebook
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We have long winters in New Hampshire.  Pools are not given a lot of value both in terms of buyer wants or appraisers.  Expensive in-ground pools may get only $5K in value and above ground pools get little or no value -- perhaps $500.  Interesting how things differ depending on climate.

Jul 31, 2014 01:34 PM #24
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Cindy - I always ask about a pool, since I have learned that is is a big deal for some, and a deal breaker for others

Praful - let's try to get together THIS time when you are here. I have no travel plans then! And I promise we won't go swimming in a pool

Bob - I also had someone concerned about neighbors with a pool becuase of potential for noise.

Jeff

Jul 31, 2014 02:04 PM #25
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes, Jeff, there are many people that wish not to hassle with the upkeep and expense of their own pool.  Having a search for homes without pools is a great asset to provide.

Jul 31, 2014 09:24 PM #26
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Gabe

There are a good number of people who do not want pools but many search sites do not allow you to opt out from including pools in your search.

Jeff

Aug 02, 2014 06:10 AM #27
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