Clearwater Real Estate | No Pool Home Surprises Please

We live in a wonderful part of Florida and there’s nothing better than a cool dip in a Clearwater pool at home on a hot summer day. Can’t you just picture floating in your blue backyard pool, relaxing, rejuvenating. This is how it should be…

Now let me tell you what can happen if you don’t do your homework when you’re buying that Clearwater FL Pool Home.

Top Clearwater REALTORS spend the majority of our time working with Tampa Bay Home buyers and are big advocates and believers in Home Inspections. I am a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) which allows me to be a resource to my clients through my relationships with some of the areas most accomplished remodeling professionals.  In a state known sometimes for fly-by-night tradesman – referrals to the best remodeling contractors and professionals in the area has proven invaluable.

In this case, the Clearwater pool professionals at Skinee-Dip Pools & Spas, the largest Tampa Bay area Pool Remodelers and Pool Contractors in the 5 county Tampa Bay area inspected this pool and boy are our Home Buyers lucky they did! They know Tampa Bay pools since they’ve built over 3,000 since 1971 and do over 1000 pool remodels each year. These are the kind of expert resources we bring to our clients…

Clearwater Pool Home Inspection Results

Now this is what the pool looked like – Looks inviting doesn’t it. Our homebuyers were already imagining their pool parties and having the grandkids over – if they had stopped here they would have purchased a $15,000+ problem! 

Hold on not so fast – take off those rose colored home buyer glasses ….remember all Inspections are for the Home buyer – If you are a Clearwater FL Home or Condo buyer – Please take advantage of them or be ready for unpleasant “surprises” later and possible very costly surprises too.

Here’s what we found when we took a closer look at this pool….

How happy would you be to learn about all this AFTER you bought your home?

If you have a Tampa Bay Real Estate Expert dedicated to Tampa Bay Home Buyers, like us, they’ll negotiate on your behalf like it they would for their own family.

As a new Clearwater Pool Home Owner – How happy would you be to learn about all this AFTER you bought your home?

If you have a Realtor dedicated to Tampa Bay Home Buyers, like us, they’ll negotiate on your behalf like it they would for their own family.

Are you looking to buy a Tampa Bay Home or Condo?

We believe a Clearwater Realtor should really be YOUR advocate as the Clearwater Pool Home or Condo Buyer and always put YOUR best interests above selling any one home or condo? We believe Buyers like you deserve more! – in this case it could have been @ $15,000 mistake – OUCH!!. Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….


Buyers tell us that selecting the best Clearwater Realtor, especially online or from a distance, can be a challenge.

Click on the photos below and meet some of our clients and now friends…we’d love to be YOUR choice too!


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  1. Brandon FL Real Estate says:

    Cyndee – you and Jack are truly the Clearwater Pool Home Experts! Having a professional represent you truly does save you THOUSANDS!! Great detective work on all these pool issues BEFORE the closing!

    This really is important information with 1 in 8 homes having pools in FL. I bet Clearwater might be even higher! ~Susie Roscoe~

  2. Cyndee this shows why it is so important to work with a knowledgeable agent such as you and Jack. One that knows how important a pool inspection is and who to call for one in Clearwater Florida. – Ashley

  3. Cyndee,
    Why wouldn’t a buyer inspect a pool, doesn’t compute- a couple hundred bucks to protect against..$15K loss? It’s good you and Jack are there in Clearwater. terry

  4. Good post. Up in Pensacola, I don’t think our pool ratio is quite 1 in 8 homes. We do not get as many pool days as the rest of the state, since it gets cooler up here. But most everyone I know who owns a pool has had issues, so I tell my clients it is critical to get the pool inspected. (Along with everything else). If they balk at a few hundred for an inspection, I can just tell them about your post, and many other horror stories I know.

  5. Hey Cyndee, That’s crazy. Your clients are lucky to have you and Jack behind them in Clearwater. Sounds like this pool could have been a headache.

  6. Cyndee,

    This has been a learning experience even for those buying now and those looking to buy a home or condo in the Clearwater Beach, FL. in the future. To have this knowledge when you are ready to make the purchase is invaluable. Who would have ever thought after that that pool had so many problems that could add up to such a huge bill!


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