Montecito Pool Homes for Sale
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Owning a pool can be a great source of enjoyment. People love using pools for exercise or simply to cool off on hot days. A backyard with a pool and a few trees can create a relaxing oasis. Pools are also perfect for entertaining guests.
When considering the value of a home with a pool in Montecito, it's important to note that buying a home with a pool is generally cheaper than adding one later. This is because the cost of building a new pool includes depreciation of an existing pool and additional regulatory hurdles.
In terms of resale value, in-ground pools made of gunite (sprayed concrete) or vinyl offer the most benefits for both sellers and buyers. For sellers, these types of pools add value to their homes. For buyers, purchasing a home with an existing in-ground pool can save them money compared to building a new one. The specific value that a pool contributes to a home's overall price can be determined by a professional appraisal, which takes into account factors such as size, condition, and the current market.
A well-maintained in-ground pool, with balanced pH levels, regular cleaning, and protection from harsh conditions, can last a long time. The durability of the pool also depends on the materials used. On average, a fiberglass pool can last 15 to 30 years, while cement or plaster pools have a lifespan of 3 to 7 years, and vinyl pools last around 8 to 12 years. Components like pumps and filters may need periodic replacement as well.
It's worth noting that above-ground pools are considered personal property and do not increase the market value of a home.
Condo buildings with pools often provide shared spaces around the pool, including lounge chairs and other amenities. In high-rise buildings, pools are sometimes located on the rooftop, offering a great view as an added attraction. Some buildings even incorporate the pool into an indoor fitness center. The value of a pool in a condo building is subjective and not directly reflected in the price of individual units. However, the condo association typically allocates a portion of the HOA fees for pool upkeep.
Routine pool maintenance doesn't require much time or money. However, it's wise to maintain a consistent approach, such as performing weekly maintenance, to keep the pool in excellent condition. Occasional repairs may be necessary, especially as the pool ages, and small issues like leaks may arise.
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