Buying A Vanier Home With a Pool  

by Pool Builders on 03-06-2011 in Articles

It can be very tempting to want to purchase a Vanier home with a pool, but you really need to know what you're getting into first. A pool does not just maintain itself on its own, and if it is not correctly cared for it can easily become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. You have to purchase your Vanier home knowing that you will take full responsibility for this pool for as long as you own the home. It kind of sounds like getting a new puppy, and it really is.

Pool responsibilities

You're going to have to make sure that the pool is kept clean at all times. This involves working with chemicals and testing the water to ensure that it is safe to swim in. If you don't have the time and energy to keep the pool clean you'll have to have some money budgeted aside for a pool cleaner and for pool maintenance. It is something to seriously consider before finalizing any mortgage for a Vanier home with a pool.

Another big thing you have to watch is the safety of the pool. You should check and make sure that any bylaws for pool fencing are met by the home you intend to purchase. Bylaws can change often, and the current homeowner may not have kept up with any changes. Even a small change in a pool bylaw must be adhered to for safety and insurance purposes.


If you have young children you already understand what a big decision it will be to have a pool around. If you feel that it will be a constant worry, you might want to postpone getting a Ottawa Real Estate with a pool for a few years until you feel comfortable with your child's age, and swimming ability.

As an aside, there is a program that has been developed to teach babies how to stop themselves from drowning if they should happen to fall into the family pool. A baby, yes baby, is taught to roll over after he has submerged and risen to the surface so that his face stays out of the water. He then continues to float and call out to his caregivers until he is rescued. After he has been taught to float he is then taught how to swim to the side. Yes, we are still talking about babies and toddlers here. This would be an important program to consider if you do have a baby and still want a pool.

If you want to see a Vanier homes with a pool I can show you what's available in the area. Once you have made a final decision that you are willing to take responsibility for pool ownership, it's time to start looking at all the great options that are out there.

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