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Real Estate Analysis and Commentary in WINTER HAVEN

Winter Residential Pool Maintenance
April 7th, 2015 9:17 AM
Today, I want to write a little about winter pool maintenance in central Florida.  As I inspect residential properties in my appraisal business during the winter, I find many home owners don't provide chemicals to keep the water clear,  I have talked with my local Pinch A Penny store about the cost of keeping the water clear versus the cost of getting it back to pristine condition.  Because the water is cooler in the winter, less chlorine is needed.  A jug or two a month is typically all that is needed to keep the water clear.  Once the water turns green and goes to almost black, the chemical cost to get the water clear again goes up substantially.  The Pinch A Penny associate indicated the cost could go as high as $400 to $500.  In some cases, the water has to be removed and new water introduced plus all new chemicals have to be poured in.  Another problem with letting a pool go to green and/or black is that the finished is attacked by the nasty water which decreases the longevity of the pool surface.

So, the bottom line is that if you let the pool go in order save some money now, it is likely to cost you more in the long run.  Plus, you and your neighbors have to look at a nasty pool when for a few dollars you could have pleasant asset to view all winter.

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Posted by Dave Hohman, ASA on April 7th, 2015 9:17 AMPost a Comment

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