Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What's Cool for Pools?

Dena Kouremetis with Realty Times tell us. Here's a sneak peek.
According to pool builders, beach entries, fire features, water fountains, infinity edges and saltwater pools are all the rage.
One thing they left out was size. I have found that today's consumer wants a smaller pool because they still want to have grassy areas in their backyard, especially if they have children and a playset. In my experience, when buyers in Dallas see an older pool needing work it is a sure bet they will bypass that house simply because of the pool. Hint: If you have an older pool that needs a complete overhaul, you might want to consider filling it in as opposed to renovating it. If a buyer really wants a pool they can build their own. And a nice green backyard can be a perfect blank slate.


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  2. Awesome post Jeff. I totally agree with this blog. The more features the better... within reason of course. People with older pools should do a complete overhaul or fill in their pool. More trouble than they are worth. Plus they are just ugly. If your plaster looks bad, discolored or cracked... time to re-do it. Pools these days basically run themselves.