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If you’re trying to decide whether or not you should put a pool in at your home, there’s a lot to think about. You don’t want to regret spending a sizable amount of money. You may picture a life of luxury with a pool, but there’s a lot involved with the installation of it. It can be quite an ongoing investment to put in a pool. Maintenance, repairs, and more are involved. Depending upon the climate you live in, you may need to put a cover on the pool during the offseason as well.


When Putting In A Pool Is A No-Brainer


If you live in a warm climate like California, Florida, Hawaii, Or Arizona, it makes total sense to invest in a pool. these places get the maximum benefit from pool installation since the pool can be used the whole year through. 


If you have a large yard and are able to accommodate both a pool and some yard space, it’s also not a bad idea to put in a pool. The important thing is that you understand that you’re not always going to get a return on your investment when you sell your home. Not all homebuyers like pools and often the presence of a pool can even deter some buyers from even looking at the home.


Questions To Ask Regarding Return On Investment:


  • Does a pool fit in with the neighborhood?
  • Is the pool in good condition?
  • How old is the pool?

The idea with homes that have pools is to attract the right buyers. Many times, families with young children stay away from properties with pools since they see it as a safety hazard. Other home shoppers may fall in love with the property because of the pool. The important thing about putting in a pool is knowing that you as a homeowner will enjoy the feature. 


Costs


The average cost to put in a pool in the US is around $30,000. That’s just a basic pool. You’ll probably need to add a few more details like fencing, pool furniture, and more landscaping. That can cause the total investment to rise significantly. The type of pool that you choose also has an effect on the cost of the project. Don’t forget about the added energy expenses of running a filter and putting a heater in the pool. 


Insurance


When you have a pool, you’ll need to change the type of insurance that you have. The pool can increase your insurance costs significantly. There also could be certain requirements set forth by the insurance company, such as the pool needing to be fenced in. 


While adding a pool to your home may make your life more enjoyable, it may not add to the value and return you get on your home. Don’t over invest in an amenity that won’t give you the returns your looking for unless you’re prepared and know that you as a homeowner will truly enjoy the pool.



2 Cottage Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050

North Marshfield

Single-Family

$1,068,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This home's exceptional quality and Nantucket inspiration is woven throughout its open floor plan with beautiful millwork, designer Chef's kitchen, and spacious four bedrooms. From the front farmers porch, you enter a dramatic 2-story foyer detailed with crisp wood details that carry into the adjacent dining. In the heart of the home you'll notice the custom kitchen with large center island, decorative wood hood, accent lighting in the upper tier glass cabinets, farmer's sink and large central butler's pantry. The Master suite is located on the first floor with high ceilings and a large master bath with soaking tub and dramatic details. The mudroom area provides a built-in bench and the nearby first floor laundry includes a soaking sink and folding counter. The oversized two car garage has a future Bonus room framed out above it. Cottage Lane is part of Horseshoe Farm, a pastoral neighborhood of 24 homes in Marshfield Hills, feeling like Vermont and just 8 minutes from Route 3.
Open House
Saturday
June 22 at 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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No homeowner ever wishes to have to deal with certain emergencies at home, but in the off chance that you happen to face any of these common ones, there's no need to fret. Just follow these instructions, and you may be surprised at how well you handled the situation.

1. Leaking Roof

While you call a professional roof repairer, try to locate the source of the leak, and use a bucket to collect the water. Next, move all electrical appliances that are close by, and also switch off all the general power outlets until repairs are complete. You should also move furniture and soft furnishings out of the way to avoid permanent damage to them. If they are too heavy, you should cover them with plastic sheeting or heavy towels. Remember to ask the roof repairer for an assessment of the general condition of the roof to prevent future leaks.

2. Burst Pipes

Two significant signs of a burst pipe are an unwanted pool of water or a trickling sound that appears to come from within a wall cavity. If you notice this, first move all electrical items safely out of harm’s way. Then do what you can to stop the water supply to the entire home, then switch on both your cold and hot water taps. Drain them completely so that no more water comes out. Speak to a plumber and relay the location of the puddle or dripping water and information on whatever steps you've taken. You will get instructions over the phone about any further steps to take. But most likely you'll need a professional visit. 

3. Blocked Toilet

A clogged toilet definitely is one of the most dreaded household emergencies. While there are many likely causes for a blocked toilet such as foreign objects or children’s toys, poo is the most likely culprit. Having a sturdy plunger on hand will prove to be most helpful, as in most cases, drawing up the blockage is the best way to budge it. If that doesn’t seem to get the job done, find an old mop stick that you can use to wedge down into the bowl and try to dislodge the blockage. If neither of these tactics works, then it’s time to call in the cavalry—a licensed plumber. Meanwhile, on the off chance that you need to use the toilet before it's fixed, you might have to visit the neighbors you have been friendly to throughout the year.

Knowing what to do is essential to dealing with emergencies, and these are simple steps that anyone can follow.



2 Cottage Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050

North Marshfield

Single-Family

$1,068,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This home's exceptional quality and Nantucket inspiration is woven throughout its open floor plan with beautiful millwork, designer Chef's kitchen, and spacious four bedrooms. From the front farmers porch, you enter a dramatic 2-story foyer detailed with crisp wood details that carry into the adjacent dining. In the heart of the home you'll notice the custom kitchen with large center island, decorative wood hood, accent lighting in the upper tier glass cabinets, farmer's sink and large central butler's pantry. The Master suite is located on the first floor with high ceilings and a large master bath with soaking tub and dramatic details. The mudroom area provides a built-in bench and the nearby first floor laundry includes a soaking sink and folding counter. The oversized two car garage has a future Bonus room framed out above it. Cottage Lane is part of Horseshoe Farm, a pastoral neighborhood of 24 homes in Marshfield Hills, feeling like Vermont and just 8 minutes from Route 3.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Cottage Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050    Get Directions

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465 Spring St, Marshfield, MA 02050

North Marshfield

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming antique farmhouse part of the Horseshoe Farm Neighborhood. New driveway off of Horseshoe Lane leads you to a private back entrance to main home. A new Septic System, a two story barn, and a large side yard are great features to this property. Many rooms with wide pine floors. Original clawfoot tub and other period details.
Open House
Saturday
June 15 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 465 Spring St, Marshfield, MA 02050    Get Directions

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