Just 2 percent of apartment complexes in Philadelphia come with a swimming pool (source: Costar). This means they’re hard, but not impossible, to find.
It depends, in part, on the neighborhood you’re looking in. If you’re beginning your apartment search and a swimming pool is something that is important to you, here are some quick ways to help you find one.
OPTION 1: Start with a Google Search
The quickest way to find apartments that come with a swimming pool is to do a Google search online. Here are some steps you can follow:
- Type in “Apartments in <insert city> with swimming pool.
- Start filtering your results to find something that suits you best.
OPTION 2: Visit an Apartment Search Website and Use Filters
You can also visit search websites like Apartments.com or ApartmentGuide.com.
- If you visit Apartments.com, type in your specific neighborhood, then click on the option ‘pool’ in the filter section, which is found at the top if you are on a desktop. This will show a list of apartment communities with pools.
- If you visit Apartmentguide.com, run a search in your area. Then hit ‘sort and filter’ and scroll down to the amenities section to click ‘swimming pool’. This should throw up a list of communities that have pools.
Advantages of a Swimming Pool in Your Apartment Community
If you’re thinking of moving into an apartment complex, you may take several things into account. Many renters like the idea of having a pool in their apartment complex for a number of reasons, some of which include:
- easy access and convenience without having to leave your community to go to a facility.
- meet your neighbors and form social relationships with them, which can be difficult to do when you’re otherwise busy at work.
- Can help you stay active and fit without having to leave your complex.
- It will feel like you’re in a resort all around the year.
PRO TIP: Ask if the pool is included in your monthly rent fee or if it costs extra.
With so many advantages, it may make sense to find an apartment with a pool. Depending on which city you live in, it may be harder or easier than others. Follow this guide to help you find what you are looking for.
**DURING COVID-19 THERE MAY BE RESTRICTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE POOL.