If you’re like most sellers, you were probably pretty excited to buy a home with a pool especially living in Florida. You were probably thinking of all the pool parties and holidays you could celebrate and not have to leave your house. But what happens years in when your pool has some issues and you find out the costs to fix them? Below are your options on how to sell your home with a bad pool in Jacksonville!
Replaster the entire pool
Replastering a pool is when you have a pool leak and the only way to stop it is to redo the plaster on the inside. For a normal sized pool, this costs about $7,000. The process is done over a couple of weeks and can range from straight forward to there being some costly problems that come up. If you decide to go this route, make sure you are using a licensed and insured pool company and that they have popping insurance. The pool company will remove all the water in the pool which takes a couple of days. If the pool has been sitting and needs to be cleaned out, this will take longer. Once the pool is dry and cleaned, the pool company will go in and plaster the entire pool. Once the plaster is dry, they can begin to fill the pool back up with water. Going this route can make your pool look brand new!
Cover up the pool
This is the most costly of the repairs but this is for pools that haven’t been taken care of and pop out of the ground. Because we live in Florida and get tons of rain, this does happen from time to time. The cost to demo and fill in a pool is about $15,000 plus the costs of dirt and sod. This is worst case scenario and something homeowners should only do if the pool can’t be fixed.
Some pools aren’t in that bad of condition but just need some normal maintenance. This includes making sure the pool pump is running and pumping correctly. Making sure the electrical to the pool is working and up to code. Cleaning filters and adding chemicals to the pool are also things that can be done to keep the pool looking it’s best!
In all these scenarios that we’ve described, almost all of them take money to bring a pool back to life. Some homeowners may get discouraged and think there’s no way they can sell their home with a bad home. But the great news is that home buyers like us don’t care if the pool needs work or not. We’ve bought 100’s of homes with pools that haven’t been taken care of in years and still gave the sellers top dollar for their property. If you are interested in seeing your options for selling your home with a bad pool, give us a call and we can help you navigate all of them!