Homes for sale in Tyler, Flint & Whitehouse TX with a Swimming Pool
Have you ever dreamed of owning a home with a swimming pool? Perhaps it's time to check out what is currently available on the market. Prices of homes for sale with pools vary wildly, and you will find all active listings of homes for sale in Tyler, Flint and Whitehouse with a swimming pool below.
We all know that having a swimming pool can be great fun...but have you ever owned a swimming pool before? If so, you know what is involved in maintaining one. If not, there are a few things to consider. Pools require weekly and monthly maintenance to stay sparkling clear, safe and inviting. But even before thinking about maintenance, be sure to inspect the pool of the home you are considering to see if there are any cracks in the lining. In fact, this is such a big thing that it would be well worth hiring someone from a local pool store to inspect the pool lining, pipes and pump for you. Pools are expensive to repair, so it's best to avoid having to deal with that!
Swimming pools need to be maintained, but if you invest a little time in learning what to do, there shouldn't be any issues. If you have kids you can make pool maintenance a family affair! There is a bit of a learning curve if you've never done it before, and Youtube is a fabulous resource for getting all your questions answered!
Like most things, sometimes your pool will need repairs. Your pool surface may spring a leak, or your pump may start acting up. This is why it's so important to have the pool inspected before you purchase. Did the previous owners take good care of the pool? How old is the pool surface? There is also a big difference in maintenance and repair costs for the different types of pool surfaces. There is a lot of information available on the internet for doing repairs yourself, so if you are handy, you can save some money.
An important part of pool ownership is learning proper maintenance so you can keep repairs to a minimum. You should also be prepared to close your pool for the winter properly to make opening it in the spring much easier.
Pools are great fun for children and adults alike. However, />having children in the home requires some safety protocols so you can enjoy your pool with confidence.
Even if only adults live in the home, there are still a few policies you should adopt, such as agreeing only to swim when another adult is present, refraining from diving unless there is a sufficiently deep end, and only swimming when the chemicals are balanced.
When there are children in the home, the following safety measures should be taken:
- An adult should be actively present at all times to supervise children in and around the pool.
- There should be a barrier at least 4 feet high around the pool with a locking gate (keeps dogs out, too).
- Put a pool alarm in the water to detect motion.
- Floatables are fun, but make sure there aren't so many in the pool that you can't see exactly what is going on.
- Train your dog to use the steps to leave the pool. If they are too deep, install an escape ramp and train to use.
- Make sure everyone understands the safety rules and adheres to them.
Hopefully, you now know enough to decide whether buying a home with a pool is a good idea for you and your situation. Look through the listings below, and if you see something you like, please call us - we would be happy to answer all your questions!