Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership

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Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership

Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership


Did you know that 0ver one half of all Phoenix homes have a pool?  That may seem like a lot of pools if you're from cold and snow country! Phoenix summers do get a tad hot - ok some days it can get really hot  (but seriously it's a dry heat)! And that's why many families prefer a home with a pool in the Phoenix Area! Over the 30 years I've been selling Phoenix homes I've noticed that about one half of our clients want a pool and the other half absolutely don't want a pool. Let's jump into the pool and talk about the Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership so you can figure out if owning a pool is the right choice for you and your family.


Pro's Of  Phoenix Pool Ownership

  • Pools provide a great place for family and friends to relax and have a lot of fun together.
  • Pools add a beautiful aesthetic look and feel to the backyard and landscaping.
  • Pools provide a welcome retreat from the world to meditate, read or just enjoy quiet moments. Often times home buyers don't consider this aspect but soon after moving in to their home they begin to appreciate this fabulous pool benefit.
  • Pools  are great for an active lifestyle. It's easy to get in your daily workout by jumping in the pool right in your own backyard. No more excuses for not exercising!
  • Pools are truly the Center of Southwestern parties, events and entertaining. We have held many family/friends parties and celebrations as well as huge business events around the pool and back patios.  Poolside is a perfect setting for any special event!
  • Pool's can provide a quiet place to get some office work done on your laptop. My favorite idea!


Con's of  Phoenix Pool Ownership

  • Pool ownership can be expensive to maintain and repair. Home owners that haven't had a home with a pool must decide whether taking care of the pool themselves or hiring a professional pool company is a better choice for them. See more below...
  • Liability issues can be a major issue with pool ownership. Families with small children must properly fence and secure the pool area at all times. It's always important to have an adult watching the kids in the pool, especially during events and parties. And teens can be a handful too. I know  from personal experience that teens can act up while having fun together and they too need a little supervision. It's also important to be mindful of any people with special needs around the pool.
  • Taking good care of your pool will take consistent care and time. See more below...
  • Pools can add value, or not. Carefully consider whether building a new pool will add value. I can help you make sense of  whether adding a pool or buying a home with a pool does add value and how much value it does add.


Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership



Should I take care of my pool or is it better to hire a professional?


Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership is an important subject of and I suggest you read  Pool Care FAQ's by Bill Stone, Owner of Guardian Pool Care. Bill and his team have been assisting many of our clients for years and is a wealth of information about anything relating to pools and pool care and maintenance.



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Pro's Verses Con's Phoenix Pool Ownership



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We had a large pool at our home in Los Angeles.  The problem we had was finding the right professional to keep the pool in beautiful shape.  After that it was easy to take care of a few things like the leaf catcher and filling it when it evaporated a bit.  We enjoyed it!  A

Mar 16, 2018 01:37 PM #1
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Good post for anyone living in a hot climate, these are all the things we considered before building ours. I am glad we did though I am not sure I would have another one.

Mar 16, 2018 01:45 PM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We went the salt water route with our last pool to save on the maintenance (chemicals) expense and BOY, what a difference! If only our neighbors hadn't had humongous oak trees behind the pool - I think every leaf that fell from those trees found their way into our pool!

I can highly recommend a cover in the winter! LOL

Great post, Anna! Lots of useful information for those buying homes in Phoenix with pools.

Mar 16, 2018 01:46 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna around here a pool is nice to have, but not a necessity.  But in the really hot weather states I imagine the Pro's out weight the Con's

Mar 16, 2018 01:54 PM #4
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

A pool would be a no-brainer for me if I lived in Phoenix!  It sure would help get through the hot summer!

Mar 16, 2018 02:31 PM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker  you have some great food for thought here on the pro 'sand con's of pool ownership .

Mar 16, 2018 03:29 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a perfect post for determing if pool dwelling  homeownership is the right course. This is a very comprehensive list of the pros and cons of having pool - I know we would definitely want one in your wonderful dry climate. Heck, I even owned a house with a pool when I lived in Portland. 

Mar 16, 2018 03:35 PM #7
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Anna,
Our percentage is not nearly that high but it has also been my experience that people definitely DO or DON'T want a pool. Me... I would be in the DO category if I lived in Phoenix. Great outline of pros and cons. 

Mar 16, 2018 05:37 PM #8
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

There seems to be no in between with buyers when it comes to a pool. they either have to have one or want nothing to do with it. Great info.

Mar 18, 2018 02:00 PM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana, what a great post about the pros & cons... we live very close to LAX and a pool will get dirty very quickly our neighbor does not care she has the pool man come once a week...funny part is in the past four years I do not believe they used the pool more than 30 times and they have three kids... go figure, Endre

Mar 30, 2018 10:29 PM #10
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