You Are Moving – But Can You Bring The Pool?

You Are Moving - But Can You Bring The Pool?

You Are Moving – But Can You Bring The Pool?

Depending on where you live, a swimming pool can be a necessity, not a luxury, but that doesn’t mean they won’t eat up your cash. Swimming pools cost $21,000 on average, according to Fixr, but don’t necessarily repay the cost. According to Time, it’s likely that in pool-building communities, most other houses will have one too. That means it’s not entirely likely you’ll see a big boost in your home value.

What happens when you move, then? Do you abandon the multiple thousands of dollars you invested in your back garden? Many Americans are looking to be money savvy after purchasing a home, given the squeeze on the cost of living going on right now. Rather than abandoning your pool and losing cash, take it with you.

You Are Moving – But Can You Bring The Pool? Consider the logistical side

Before you look at upending and moving your pool along with your house, consider the area you’re moving to. As reported by City AM, zoning laws can be restrictive and very specific to the area you’re aiming for. It can be difficult and time-consuming to obtain planning permissions that runs counter to local government aims, so be wary of any regulatory barriers. Before shifting your pool, think about improvements you make, too. Pools are generally a challenge in environmental terms – consider adapting your swimming bath to make it geared towards the future. Many of the improvements that ‘going green’  bring also bring money back into your pocket, particularly where water is concerned – up to .25 of an inch of water is lost every day that you have to pay to refill.

Tips and tricks for the move itself

When it comes to the moving process, treat your pool like furniture. Take photographs to ensure you know the layout, and if required create instructions. That way you will know exactly where each brick, tile and railing nut should lie. Be wary of damaging materials – pool maintenance is expensive without the cost of damaged materials such as a torn pool lining. While lining changes are one of the most common repair types, according to HomeAdvisor, pool lining can cost up to $1,700 for full replacement.

Moving an entire swimming pool sounds unfeasible – perhaps akin to moving an entire house. However, you may make a wise financial decision by moving a pool, given the high cost of building a pool and the fact it might not have that much impact on house prices. With careful planning and execution, it’s absolutely doable, and you might find ways to save money along the way.


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