Sandy, Owning a home with a pool can be delightful!
Maintenance of a pool would fall under several categories, above ground mechical equipment, motors, filter, heater, electrical circuits, a pool auto cleaner, brushes, strainer and chemical balancing kit, water chemistry and water level.
If you are handy, then you can familiarize yourself to conduct the daily/weekly maintenance duties on your own. There is an abundance of do it yourself pool stores that provide a variety of support services just for this purpose.
Or you can hire a pool company to test and adjust the water chemistry weekly and check the efficiency of the motors, filters etc.
If you will be leaving your pool unattended for a period of time, then you'll want to find or hire someone to monitor the water level in the pool. Too much water will breech the pool and spill on to your lanai or too little water may impact the motors while running possibly burning them up.
The surface of the pool will have to be maintained.
The cost of the pool service will be approximately the same as lawn care.
Having a pool can be delightful on a hot summer day.
Brock Realty Inc.
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