Splash into Your Dream Home


Pools are a great way to add value to your home, increase your property’s curb appeal, and create a perfect space for relaxation and recreation. Whether you’re looking for a large family pool, a lap pool, or a spa pool, HomeTowne Realty, a Clayton NC realtor, has a wide range of options.

What Type of Home Pool?

If you’re new to the world of pool homes, you should consider a few things before diving in. First and foremost, you need to determine the pool size you want. Do you want a large pool for hosting pool parties and family gatherings or a smaller pool for personal use? You should also consider the shape of the pool, the depth of the pool, and the type of pool you want. Can your yard accommodate an inground pool, or will it be an above-the-ground pool? Do you want landscaping incorporated into the pool area (i.e., rock waterfall, infinity pool)? These factors will determine the pool’s cost and the maintenance required.

Pool’s Location

Another important consideration is the location of the pool. Is your backyard large enough to accommodate a pool, or will you need to make some adjustments? Do you want your pool in your home’s front, back, or side? These are all critical questions to ask when considering a pool home.


Any size pool will require some ongoing care. The cost of maintenance has to be factored into your home budget. Will you do the maintenance yourself – this is relatively easy for small spas and pools. Or will you hire a pool maintenance service? Maintenance includes physically cleaning leaves and debris from the water and balancing the chemicals to maintain clean, sanitized, algae-free, and pH-balanced water.

Long-term maintenance requires knowing the building materials used to make the pool. Most pools are made from vinyl, concrete, or fiberglass. A home pool can last 5 to 25 years before requiring extensive work such as resurfacing or replacement.

Seasonal or Year Round?

Where is the pool located? Is it in a region that has winter and summer? If so, what are the costs of opening and closing the pool each season? Does the pool have to be drained and covered? This process costs time and money. If you live in a place of perpetual summer, these costs are not required.

Homeowner’s Insurance

Having a pool requires additional homeowner’s insurance. A discussion with your insurance agent before purchasing a home with a pool will prevent any surprises when your premiums are due. There is also a liability to owning a pool. Your insurance company or local regulations may require you to have some security measures in place, such as a fence around the pool.

HomeTowne Realty

HomeTowne Realty has a team of experienced real estate agents who can guide you through buying a home. When looking for a pool home, working with a real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the market and can help you find the perfect home for your needs is essential. HomeTowne Realty has a team dedicated to helping you find your dream pool home. Contact an office near you.

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