There are different reasons why people rent homes vs. buy; a lot of people simply don’t want to maintain the care and upkeep of a home, and renting provides a viable solution to that, while living in a beautiful space.
No matter what kind of tenant that is renting your home, you still need to maintain the property… either yourself or with a property manager.
Rental properties with pools are an entirely different beast than renting a home with a flat yard. Pools are a huge investment, and need to be cared for properly or they can actually decay and break down. We recommend that the tenant not be responsible for the pool maintenance. We strongly recommend hiring a professional pool maintenance company to keep your pool safe, clean and properly maintained. (It is also an extra set of eyes on your property.) It is important to trust the pool company servicing the pool in your rental property, because you are not there to see if the pool is being properly cared for.
The tenants were clearly not happy with the pool service, and the landlord agreed to change pool service companies to Advanced Pool Care. Without going into grave detail about the condition of this pool that was supposed to be professionally maintained, the pool and equipment was not in good shape. The pool had unpleasant effects caused by lack of proper maintenance of both the equipment and water balance.
While the rental property I mentioned above was in bad shape, it was completely salvageable because good tenants let the landlord know something was wrong with the pool. Sadly, what happens to a lot of pools in homes that are being rented out is the just get filled in. A pool can bring more value to your rental home; don’t skimp on the pool service.
We offer valley-wide pool service for all pools.
Tyra Wade 04/19/2019