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Swimming Pool Financing: How Can I Get a Pool Loan in 2016?

Paying for a pool....Ok, so you've decided to get a pool. Obviously, I think that's a great idea. Notwithstanding, you're still going to have to pay for it somehow (in case you'd forgotten about that little part of it;-). But seriously, pool financing is an important point of discussion if you're getting ready to make such a purchase, and this article is meant to help you understand the task of pool financing and how it typically works for most homeowners.After having installed a little over 600 pools, our customers have paid for their swimming pools in a variety of manners. Some of the routes typically taken are:

Of all listed, the most popular method has been 2nd mortgages and equity lines. As we all know too well, with the inflated housing numbers of the 2000s it was easy to get a mortgage for many years. In fact, I've seen many people get a 2nd mortgage literally days after buying their house. But for better or for worse, those days are over. The housing market dropped drastically in 2008 and 2009, causing many people to lose quite a bit of equity in their home. This drop in home values has affected pool financing in a variety of ways. To give you an example, I had multiple pool shoppers give me a deposit in 2009 only to later find out that there wasn't enough equity in their home to get the loan. For this reason, we now have most of our 2nd mortgage customers apply for a loan immediately after our first telephone conversation. This way, no one wastes time trying to decide on a pool and a pool contractor only to find out they do not have the necessary funds. A general rule of thumb for anyone considering a 2nd mortgage is that unless you've been in your house for more than 6 years, or unless you've established quite a bit of home equity in a short amount of time, it's highly unlikely you'll qualify for this type of loan (in other words, you won't have enough equity).
Unsecured Loans

For those persons that cannot get a 2nd mortgage or home-equity line, there is still hope. Unsecured loans do not require you to have equity built up in your home but you will need solid credit and you'll also pay a much higher loan rate than if it was a 2nd mortgage. For example, most mortgages right now have a loan rate of 4-7%, whereas most unsecured loans have rates in the 14-18% neighborhood. Also, most unsecured lenders will not lend more than $30,000, which means that many pool shoppers may need to come up with additional cash to afford their swimming pool. When searching for an unsecured loan, I suggest you follow this pattern:

1. Check with your local credit union, 2. Check with your local bank, preferably one you have a relationship with, 3. Check with a national company. For example, we at River Pools use a company called Lyon Financial.

Here are some other common questions I receive regarding pool financing: Q: Does your company offer in-house financing? , A: Pool companies do not offer true ‘in-house' financing. If they say they do, they're likely referring to an outside company that they work with., Q: Are second mortgages/home equity lines a tax write-off?, A: In most cases, Yes., Q: What are the max terms for a 2nd mortgage?, A: We've seen many companies go as high as 30 years fixed., Q: How long do loan approvals take when dealing with pool financing?, A: Most banks and financial institutions are able to do pre approvals almost immediately, but when it comes to 2nd mortgages, home appraisals can take up to a few weeks.

So there you have it folks. Hopefully, we will see more flexibility from the banks in 2016 compared to what we saw from 2014-2015. But if you're serious about financing a swimming pool purchase, start the process now and be sure to check all your options. Good luck!

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