If you live in an area where the weather gets quite hot in the summer time, then you may be pretty set on buying a house with a built in swimming pool. While you may be able to have a pool added to a home after you own it, you will definitely find it much easier to simply buy a home that already has one. If you happen to fall in love with a house that doesn't have the swimming pool you really had your heart set on, then here are some different options you want to keep in mind so you may still be able to go with that house:
Find out about having a pool installed
Before you decide to give up on the house you like so much, have someone come out and give a quote on having a pool put in so you know what kind of expense you are really looking at. You may find that it's not nearly as much as you thought and this can lead to you deciding to buy the house. You will also want to make sure that you have a good place in mind for the swimming pool
Consider whether or not an endless pool may work for you
You can also consider an endless pool if you mostly plan on using the pool for exercise. An endless pool is much smaller since it has a current that keeps you in the same spot when you are swimming. It will also cost you less than having a built-in pool installed. If you have an extra room in the house that you can see yourself turning into your own fitness center, you may even want to have the endless pool put in that room.
Consider whether or not the yard is good for putting in a large above ground pool
If the backyard has nice thick grass and plenty of room for an above-ground pool, then you can easily do this. You can purchase an above ground pool in the exact size you want. In most cases, you can easily set them up yourself with the help of a family member or friend. However, if you decide to go with an enormous above ground pool then you may need to make a weekend of it and call a few people to come and help you to set it up. If the ground is dirt, then there is extra preparation because you will want to have soft sand poured where the pool will go and then put a few layers of thick plastic over the sand to help prevent holes.