If you’re searching for a new home, Orange County is an excellent starting place. Sale prices range anywhere from $15,000 to $400,000 and is home to Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm. With 34 incorporated cities, there is something for everyone. Both individuals and families will find that the climate is nearly perfect year round, making it an ideal location for a pool.
Investing in a pool is always a clear move if you decide to buy a home in Orange County. The costs are affordable and the installation can be done by yourself or a professional. If you choose to do it yourself you’ll want to consider more than just picking out the shape of the pool or whether or not it’s above the ground or in it. If you like to entertain, weeds and bugs can really spoil a pool party. Make sure you keep the area around the pool maintained. Whether you have an above ground pool or an in-ground one, you will also need to decide how to arrange seats around it. Adding a towel bar might make hanging towels more convenient for friends and family. You want to make sure you and your guests have the best view to experience optimum relaxation. Another thing to consider are small children and pets. Both can easily fall into an in-ground pool if a proper fence isn’t installed for safety purposes.
Other safety tips to consider besides installing a fence are: watch children in or near the pool, keep a phone close by in case of emergencies, learn to perform CPR on adults and children, and teach children who intend the use the pool basic water safety tips. Having someone nearby the pool that knows CPR can make all the difference if a child or adult slip under the surface of the water. Children that don’t swim often tire easily and without proper flotation devices could tire before reaching the shallow end of the pool and drown. Hundreds of children die each year in pool related deaths.
So if you decide to purchase a home in Orange County, be sure to check the MLS listings first to find a reputable Realtor that will help you find the home that best suits your needs. There are many different colors and styles to choose from. And remember, if it doesn’t already have a pool you can always just add one.