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    To Pool, or Not To Pool?

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    Have you been wishing you had your own pool, but are not sure if it’s right for you and your family?

    If you think you’re going to spend quite a bit of time this winter deciding if a pool is in your backyard’s future, then this post is for you!


    Will it benefit me financially like other home updates?

    It’s difficult to say if installing a pool will increase the value of your home. If you are in a neighborhood where most people have pools, installing an inground pool can bring your home value up to the level of your neighbors. However, if your area has a community pool and very few homes nearby have pools installed, then getting a pool will probably not increase the value of your home (at least not a lot, if any).


    Is it worth it?

    Divide the cost of the pool by the number of years you expect to be in your home, add annual maintenance costs, and you’ll be able to see if the cost per year is worth it for the value. Ultimately, installing a pool is only worth it if you love swimming!


    I want a pool but don’t want the hassle of installation. 

    A great option would be to buy a house that already has a pool installed. Shameless self-promotion: check out our dreamy listing (pictured below) at 1214 Cooper Drive!


    I want to install a pool. Where do I start? 

    Our team member Brandon says that first you need to call 811 to see where underground utility lines might be. Then, look at your plat and see where utilities easements are and definitely call your HOA (if you have one) to see about regulations regarding pool types and privacy fences. I’m going to draw on my own experience and say call a professional pool company so they can help guide you and hold your hand through the process.  We can help you with some recommendations if you want, again I have done a pool install and have first hand knowledge….you can learn from my mistakes!

    The verdict?

    Pools are great if you are really going to use them. Family pool time, night swimming, friends and backyard fun are the best!  Bottom line to me is, if you are going to get your money’s worth from using it, then it is worth it!

    What are your thoughts on pool installation? Let us know in the comments below!






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    Shelley Paterson

    My name is Shelley Paterson. I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised. I answer to many names and fulfill many roles, the most important being Mom for my two kids and Wife to my husband of 20 years. In addition to being a full-time, top-producing Realtor in Lexington and surrounding area since 2009, I have spent over 20 years in the business world, using my background of sales and people skills in marketing, business development and customer service. These experiences have provided me with a very diverse knowledge base that I am ready to put to work for you! My drive, determination, and heart give my clients an advantage that many others do not have. I take deep pride in my work and accomplishments. My philosophy holds to the idea that if someone were to say something about me, my family and friends would be proud to hear it. I am a firm believer in treating others the way I want to be treated, making my work honest and diligent. My ultimate goal is turning your dream into a home or selling that special home to build a new dream! Lets talk!

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