Should You Buy a House with a Pool?

We’ve all been there, it’s summertime and you are sitting inside, sweating, looking longingly at your backyard. “If only we had bought a home with a pool…” You think. So, the real question is, should you buy a house with a pool? Demand for homes with pools has actually skyrocketed since 2020, since the pandemic year didn’t allow many people to enjoy public pools. But, will the added luxury of a pool be worth all the maintenance and upkeep?

Let’s take a look at why pools are so high in demand right now, the pros and cons of buying a house with a pool, and why this trend might be sticking around for a while. 

Should you buy a house with a pool?
Should you buy a house with a pool?

Pools Are More In Demand 

As we said, the demand for pools has gone up, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. Before the pandemic, many house owners were uninterested and even criticized homes with pools. This was mostly because the maintenance required for pools and the liability issues didn’t seem to be worth it for many homeowners. 

But since the pandemic, that has changed. Pools were a source of entertainment during a year when everyone was stuck at home. Sales for pools have gone up drastically, including homes with indoor pools selling for a premium. We don’t expect to see the demand for pools drop anytime soon, especially this summer as things continue to heat up. 

Pros and Cons Of Buying A House With A Pool 

There are pros and cons that you should weigh when deciding to buy a house with a pool. And before making a decision, you need to make sure you have thought it all the way through. You can always install a pool later on, but removing a pool is difficult. Let’s take a look at a few pros and cons. 



  • Pools Are Popular. People love pools. After all, they’re basically a vacation right in your backyard. During the summer months, being able to walk directly to your pool instead of having to take a trip is reason enough to invest in a home with a pool. 
  • If You Rent It’s A Benefit. If you decide to rent out your home as an Airbnb it’s seen as an added benefit. Renters are more apt to stay in a home with a pool, especially families on vacation.
  • You Have Control. By having a pool in your backyard you can have total control of your vacation. Instead of going to a community pool or the beach, you’ll have full control over your experience!

The Demand For Pools Is Growing Stronger And The Trend Might Be Here For Awhile 

Despite the cons of getting a house with a pool, we don’t see the trend going anywhere anytime soon. The pandemic seemed to start a trend that will continue affecting the market and listings. A lot of people are beginning to realize the value of having a pool right in their backyard! 

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