Ask your lender. It's possible that they may not consider it to be real estate and that it is personal property. If it is not functioning then in the contract it could say, Pool NOT included in sale, or something of that nature. But your lender is really the best resource.... more
I owned my first home at 21..so my advice is Go for it! You need a downpayment, good credit, and reliable and steady income in order to qualify for a loan. It's an excellent move, regardless of the current Real Estate Market.
The first thing to do is to speak with you bank to get a loan Prequalification done. Then you can interview Realtors. Some Realtors love working with buyers, so try to find one that specializes in first time buyers. They will help you every step of the way to homeownership.