Some people dream of having a swimming pool and add this criterion to their property search. But, you won’t be surprised, all the swimming pools are not equal: if some have a real added value, other might instead be a problem. To avoid falling into some traps if you plan to buy a house with a pool, read the following useful information.
Indoor and outdoor pools: two opposite configurations
Given the rather cool weather in Luxembourg, a pool in the garden will be used mostly during summer and will become your favourite space during the few but rare days of exceptional heat. Obviously, during winter and even mid-season cooler periods, the pool facilities will run at idle and swimming will be impossible.
However, if your house includes a fully covered swimming pool, you will enjoy it all year long. Though a pool always requires some maintenance works, the protection against external factors like insects or tree leaves will reduce cleaning needs, all the more so as water temperature rises quicker.
Eventually, a beautiful outdoor pool well cared of and running perfectly can be a big advantage. But obviously, the covered option will be much more beneficial on a daily basis though it implies a higher purchase price and it remains not so easy to find!
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Things to check before buying a house with a pool
To be sure you are investing in a house with a swimming pool that you can serenely enjoy, ask questions to the owner, or the agency, before you make up your mind. For instance, information on the constructor are worth knowing: after identifying the constructor, go on his website or catalogue to look at his former works and assess their quality. Always favour recently built swimming pools, whose constructor is still working, so you can contact him if need be. Otherwise, it is recommended to ask the seller who is intervening in case of problem, in order to be able to deal with the same person in case of potential failure.
“Always favour recently built swimming pools, whose constructor is still working, so you can contact him if need be.”
And as a priority, dedicate time to check all the equipment and its condition, from the filter to the pump, including the liner. Analyse all the maintenance and repair bills to evaluate how careful the former owner has been: well-cared for material is logically less problematic in time!
Shared swimming pools: a luxury that implies more expenses
Some buildings are equipped with shared swimming pools, which obviously give them a more prestige. In this kind of situation, several types of persons could be in charge of the maintenance, like a caretaker or an external provider. In any case, this means additional expenses that have to be considered.
Consequently, before buying an apartment that gives you access to a pool, ask yourself a simple question: are you going to enjoy it often enough to justify the additional expenses? If the answer is “yes”, then take a close look to the current condition of the equipment and request detailed information on the maintenance process.
Real asset or unnecessary expense: everyone has its own opinion on swimming pools, but if you really want one at home, think twice when you find an accommodation with this kind of equipment!