Are you thinking about buying a home in Myrtle Beach? It is very common to find most buyers have a list of features that they would like to have. Some want a house with a fenced yard or a recreation room; others demand a two car garage or a master suite. Have you ever thought of buying a home that features a swimming pool?
You may be thinking that a home with a pool is not as affordable. We often think that built-in pools are a feature for luxury homes and perhaps luxury is out of your budget. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out that owning a Myrtle Beach home with a pool and all of the benefits that come with it could fall well within your budget.
Myrtle Beach homes with pools for sale:
The Benefits of Owning a Pool
As the weather heats up and the humidity rises, picture yourself coming home from work and taking a quick dip in the pool not only to cool off but to calm your nerves after a hectic day. There are also the health benefits of swimming. MedicineNet lists swimming as the recommended exercise routine for arthritis suffers and the elderly. Swimming does not stress our joints and yet provides a good cardiovascular workout that improves endurance and cardio-respiratory fitness. Swimming, even though it is low impact, builds and tones muscle mass. Did you know that swimming for one hour burns between 500 to 600 calories!
What Will it Cost me to Maintain the Pool?
While there are some very serious benefits to owning a pool, many shy away from owning one because of a fear of the costs and work to maintain it. Let us take a quick look at what experts say about pool maintenance.
Chemicals to treat the water can cost upwards of $500 per year or $42 per month. We must also factor in the electricity necessary to run the pumps which can add another $60 – $80 monthly and much more if you run the heater. From time to time every piece of equipment will need repair, including pools. Replacing the heaters or pumps can be costly. If you want peace of mind and do not have the time to fool with cleaning and maintenance, hiring a pool service company will set you back around $100 a month.
Can I Afford a Home with a Pool?
This is where buyers often get nervous. They want a pool. They can afford to maintain the pool. But can they afford to buy a house with a pool? If you have a pool on your “need” list, it is a smarter decision to buy a home that already has a pool than to plan to install one yourself in the near future. The average cost to install an in-ground pool is between $25,000 and $50,000 depending on the size and the features. Buying a home that already has a pool will cost you much less.
You can buy a nice Myrtle Beach pool home that includes an above ground pool starting at $120,000. If you are looking for homes with a custom in ground pool, you will most likely need to start looking in the $225,000 range – though most homes with a custom in-ground pool will be in the $600,000 price range and up. If you do not mind sharing the pool, consider purchasing real estate in a community or subdivision that features a community pool. Prices for these types of homes start at a little over $100,000. As you can see, finding a house that is for sale that also includes a pool is in nearly everyone’s price range.
Other pool homes for sale in the Myrtle Beach area:
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