Q: I’m taking into account buying a house with an in-ground swimming pool. I’m nervous about the yearly maintenance expense. I researched the associated fee for keeping up an in-ground pool, and it seems like I’ll spend between $7,000 to $9,000 once a year.
I understand the web might not be one of the simplest ways to establish this expense. I need to be sensible about this, so I wonder whether you have to supply additional info, analysis or your personal non-public revel in? Thanks.
A: We don’t personal a pool (inground or in a different way) and are living in Illinois, the place presently there’s about six inches of snow masking our yard.
Whilst a few of our neighbors have in-ground swimming pools or indoor swimming pools, they’re now not as prevalent as in hotter climates. And other swimming pools require other ranges of upkeep. So, the most productive factor to do is touch the house owners of the house (or their agent) and ask. Or if the house owners are reticent to percentage that knowledge, ask them which corporate they use to care for their pool.
If you get the identify of the pool corporate, name and in finding out what quantity of money the house owners spend (kind of, as they won’t need to be too particular) keeping up their pool. The pool corporate will have to have a just right sense of what the yearly prices are, however you will have to ask them what kind of bills you’ll run into down the street. For instance, if the pool is outdated and leaks, you will have to retile it someday, which will also be pricey.