Do Not Buy a Swimming Pool

no poolIt seems that most people want a swimming pool in their backyard, so they can enjoy time in the fresh air and become the envy of all their neighbors

Do you actually need a swimming pool though? Some experts think that for the vast majority of Americans it is a silly purchase, and here is why.

Short season

A lot of places in America only get a few months of sunshine, which means the pool will not be used for 9 months of the year.

Of course, this is not true for all places, and the fact that pool remodeling Costa Mesa companies are working all year round just goes to show that in places such as Orange County a pool is a great idea.

Ultimately though, if you live in a place like Minnesota then a pool is most likely not the right way to spend your money.


Anybody that has a swimming pool will tell you straight away…they don’t come cheap. Not only do you have to get the pool installed by a professional company, but keeping it clean and carrying out constant minor repairs all cost you money, and in the end it just might not be worth it, especially if you don’t use the pool that much.


While children are safe to use pools with adult supervision, there is always the chance they might sneak off for a minute outside without you knowing and then do something like fall in the pool.

If you have young children then it is highly advisable to put a fence around the pool when not in use, so you can have complete peace of mind.


There have been many cases where people have attended pool parties round a friend or neighbors house, then injured themselves while in the pool and then launched a lawsuit against the pool owner. If you think this won’t happen to you then think again…anything is possible.

The best way to protect yourself is to only invite close friends and relatives round to enjoy your pool, and don’t let your kids bring round their friends. Or you could simply avoid buying a pool altogether.

Selling your home

If you are trying to sell your home in a place like California then a pool is considered an asset because everybody wants one.

However, in a place like New York where the winters are long and cold, it is not high on the priority list for house buyers. With this in mind, it could make it more difficult to sell your home in a timely fashion.