If you have a swimming pool and your home is on the market, it is important to keep it clean and inviting to potential buyers who may come to view your home on a moments notice. This means that even if your family is not ready to take the plunge, it is important that you get your pool ready for summer. First impressions count, even poolside.
This is the time to look carefully at the pool’s mechanical system, chemicals and cleanliness. This may also be a time for repairs or upgrades to this focal point of your back yard. You want the area to look like an oasis, not be a red flag to a whole bunch of work the buyer would have to do before they could enjoy it.
Clean water: Swimming pools have to start out the summer clean and sanitized. Start the season by using a manual brush and a pool vacuum even if your pool is already equipped with an automatic system. It is important that you pay close attention to pool spots that are hard to reach or that have very minimal water circulation, such as stair corners. When you are going through the process of cleaning the surface, look for any signs of cracking or damage. These are problems that need to be repaired as soon as possible.
Pumps and filters: You will need to do as the manufacturer had instructed and conduct regular inspection and sanitation of your pool’s pumps and filters. Look for any cracks that have occurred with connectors. If they show any damage, then they have to be replaced immediately. Lastly, in order to complete the preparation procedure, you will need to treat the water to keep its chemical contents at the right level to avoid bacterial growth. You can either use a commercial test kit to check the chlorine level or take a sample of your water to a pools retailer to give you a reading of the pool’s calcium levels, algae content and the presence of bacteria.
Update or renovate: If upon inspection you discover a large number of surface cracks and that your filter system is old and out of date, it might be time to consider swimming pool renovations. Hiring a professional company to expertly assess your pool problems and do thorough recommendations and renovations on your pool is a smart idea. This can include repair of cracks, replacement of filters and worn out pumps. They can also help you to give a new look to your pool. This can even include the landscaping around the pool, a new surface, or even a total overhaul.
Create an oasis: Landscaping around the pool and having clean furnishings in good condition can really make the pool area appeal to buyers. The buyer who wants a home with a pool is picturing himself relaxing and getting away from daily stress in the cool backyard waters. Help them see the pool as an amazing bonus to owning your house. Add colorful flowers in planters, add landscaping to create a beautiful manicured appearance and nice poolside furniture to create an outside “room” or the oasis buyers want.