A beautiful amenity space just footsteps away from one’s morning coffee is a luxury most residents would love to consider when deciding which property to call home. A well-maintained swimming pool can captivate potential homebuyers but also increases property values in existing buildings.
A swimming pool is a rare and valuable amenity for any residential building, and a real treat in the summer. Over the last 20 years, it seems that the amount of pools in the city has grown tremendously. Stuart Roaker, past president of the National Pool Management Association and owner of the Pool Therapist on Staten Island estimates there are 750 to 800 pools in New York City, as more and more luxury condominium developments include a pool in their design.
Some buildings with pools include Riverhouse and the Visionaire in Battery Park City downtown, 40 Mercer Street in SoHo, 200 Chambers in Tribeca, the Atelier and The Strand in Hell’s Kitchen, the Lucida on the Upper East Side, One57, Ariel, The Rushmore and 15 CPW on the Upper West Side, Oro in Brooklyn and the Viridian in Greenpoint, to name a few.
Knowledge of swimming pools is the best equipment you can have when it comes to maintaining them. Commercial swimming pools generally provide most maintenance equipment on site; these swimming pools need constant care and are more than likely to be managed by a recreational amenities or pool management company.
“The attractiveness of a beautiful swimming facility does not come without challenges faced by many board members and property managers,” says Michael Zuchelli, vice president of operations of Elite Pool & Fitness Management Inc., located in Whitestone. “Proper operation, maintenance, and water safety of your swimming pool is a daily task that is governed by The New York City Board of Health.”