10 Reasons You’ll Regret Buying a House With a Swimming Pool

Jene J. Long

Buying a home with a swimming pool in the backyard will certainly score you bragging rights around the neighborhood. However, there’s much more to pool ownership than planning deckside parties and kids’ playdates. For starters, maintaining a pool is time-consuming and expensive. Plus, there are safety hazards to consider. (You might even have some concerns about the spread of the coronavirus while swimming. Fortunately, the CDC states that there is currently no evidence that suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas.)

We’ve interviewed many real-estate experts over the years about the pros and cons of owning a home with a swimming pool. Be forewarned: The cons outnumber the pros. Here are 10 of the biggest regrets that homeowners with a pool often have.

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