What a great question this is, homeowner. I don't envy your position! Ok, my advice, and it is coming from someone who has 25 years in the business, is this. Get rid of the pool. Not only will you consistantly put money into it, and that's not the worst part of it, but you cut down on the number of people who will actually want to see the home once you place it on the market. If you have such a big yard, you probably have 3 or more bedrooms & a nice sized home to match the big yard. 3 or more bedrooms equates to buyers who have kids and need room for them to grow. Buyers who have kids usually are very protective of them at all ages and don't want the responsibility and headaches of worrying about their safety in their own yard, and also worrying about teens and their friends horsing around and getting hurt on their property. So here we have two very good reasons to forego the pool. Safety and added expenses for approximately 3 months of actual use in our climate? And did you know that if you have a diving board, the home owners insurance will be higher?
Call me when you are ready to list. I also have 5 years as a bank appraiser under my belt.
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