With winter behind us, our team at I Love OC Homes is jumping right into the topic of purchasing a home with and without a pool. When the ocean is in your backyard, it may not be the most necessary item on your list of wants.  Others may argue that it’s the best way to soak without the sand and salt you encounter during a long summer day at the beach.


When looking for your new home, it is critical to focus on the major items that can’t be changed. For example, let’s say you really want a pool but can’t find your “dream home” that also has a pool. In this case, it is important to focus on the lot size, lot dimensions, and would it be possible to add a pool after purchase.


Not only does a pool increase the value of your home, but there are many social benefits to owning a home with a pool such as being able to host pool parties. Pools are also a great source to work on your mental and physical health. Swimming laps is a whole-body workout that can increase the heart rate, tone muscles, and manage weight loss. That’s not all either, pools are suitable for all ages, so the entire family benefits.  A pool is also great for people rehabbing from injuries.


While pools are a good look aesthetically for your home, they come with a lot of responsibility in terms of maintenance and upkeep.  Not to mention, there are extra insurance costs and safety issues that can arise.

If you are looking to work with a real estate team, we will do everything we can to find your dream home and sell your current house, with or without a pool. I (Tim De Shazer) am available anytime to answer questions, show you properties, and make the processes as seamless as possible. Please give me a call at (562) 881-8252. You can also follow I Love OC Homes on Facebook, and Instagram for daily happenings in Coastal North Orange County and real estate tips.