If you’ve lived in the Phoenix area for a while, then you know just how unforgiving the summer sun can get. All through June and July, the temperatures typically reach consistent highs of over 110 degrees!
The best way to cool off under the hot sun (and layers of sunscreen)? Take a dip in your very own built-in pool. Check out how you can benefit from owning a home with an in-ground pool, what you need to know about maintenance, and some of the current listings on the market.
Why Buy a Home with a Pool?
Arizona is one of the top three most popular states for owning a home with a pool, and those summer temperatures are pretty self-explanatory as to why. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, having an in-ground pool in a warmer state like ours can add around a 7.7% increase to your home’s value.
Aside from the greater home value, there are tons of benefits that come with owning a pool in the Phoenix area. First, it’s a great way to cool off and lounge around during the dog days of summer. You can invite friends, family, and neighbors over and have an improptu pool party whenever you choose. It’s also a great way to get in some exercise, especially since Phoenix temperatures stay warm enough for most of the year.
Plus, who doesn’t love the inviting look of a sparkling in-ground pool in the backyard? If you get really invested in landscaping, you can create your own private oasis.
How to Take Care of a Pool
While owning a pool is well-worth it, they do come with their fair share of maintenance needs. If you have the extra income, you can always hire some extra hands to make sure that your pool is regularly serviced! If not, it’s plenty easy to figure it out on your own.
The main things you’ll need are a pool cover, a pool vacuum and skimmer, the proper chemicals for keeping the water chemistry in check, and a pool brush. Take a look at this quick guide to all things pool-cleaning to get a better idea of how it works.
Owning a home with an in-ground pool might not be for everybody, but when that hot summer sun comes around, you won’t regret it. It’s great for keeping the kids busy, cooling off, and hosting social events!
Luckily, since pools are so popular in the area, there are thousands of great listings to choose from. Whether it’s a loft community centered on a pool (perfect for enjoying the benefits without the maintenance) or your own private estate complete with water features, you’ll find a variety of listings in different sizes, locations, and price ranges.
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Now’s your chance to snag one of these homes before the hot weather gets ahead of you. Let us know when you’re ready to schedule a showing to see these properties in person!