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Comparing St Pete area Condos: Pools

Pool at Parkshore Plaza

Whether you’re comparing downtown St Petersburg condos or beachfront condos, there are many questions to ask. More importantly, ask questions deeper!

It’s obvious in most cases to ask if the condo has a pool. Many people want that amenity. Others wouldn’t use it and don’t want the expense in their maintenance fee.

There are deeper questions to ask, though:

  • Is the pool heated? To what temperature is the pool heated? Is it heated only when the air temperature is within a certain range, or certain months of the year? How is it heated? Some of the downtown St Pete condos have converted to geothermal heating, for efficiency and cost savings.
  • What’s the pool size and depth? For competitive swimmer, having a regulation lap length may be important. Are there separate areas for lap swimmers and people just relaxing and having fun?
  • What about children? Do they need to be accompanied by adults? Are there only certain times that children can use the pool?
  • What are the pool hours? This can be important not only for your use, if you plan to swim early in the morning or late in the evening, but for your enjoyment. If your condo is directly above or beside the pool, what are the noise implications?
  • Can the pool be reserved for private parties? Can you bring food and drinks to the pool? Are there any restrictions on bringing friends or houseguests to the pool?

Please understand that some of these answers are fixed – ie., the size of the pool – but others are Rules and Regulations that may be changed.

Your real estate agent should be able to get this information for you. If you aren’t currently working with a real estate agent, ask The Simms Team at ALVA International real estate to help.


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