For water lovers, Sarasota is ideal because our little city not only offers gorgeous beaches (including Siesta Key – America’s #1 beach!) but with our warm climate a swimming pool can used year round. Many of the Buyers I work with want a home with a pool or at least room to install a pool.
If you are thinking about putting in a pool, the price can easily run from $20K-$40K or more. There are endless options from the shape, size, materials, fountains, waterfalls, saltwater or chlorine, spa, type of heater, built-in cleaner, cage, decking… and more! In addition, in this area it is required to have a child barrier or alarm system. You also need to factor in ongoing maitenance.
Before you start calling pool companies, I recommend having a little background knowledge so you know your options and can ask good questions.
Zillow recently released an article with the nuts and bolts on installing a pool. You can also search online for local pool companies as many of their websites offer information on these options and what is required by the country or state.
If you are looking to buy a pool home, you can search for them on my website. Please call me if you would like a customized search that includes homes that are under contract or have recently sold.