I have two rent properties with pools so am not afraid of that. Check with your insurer on costs if you turn it into a rental. Typically they do not like pools that have diving boards or slides and it must have a fence separating it from the house.
With the pools, my property manger strongly suggested we include pool maintenance to avoid it becoming a swamp. I expect you would need to do that for your Koi Ponds as well. It costs me about $150/ mo and I figure I get about half of that back in higher rent from the tenant, but on my end it ensures longer life for the pool and its equipment.
So, pool issues out of the way, the better question is does it make financial sense to rent. With about $150K in equity you are only looking at about $200/mo in cash flow, giving you a 1.6% return on equity. That isn't very strong. With that $150K, you could go buy 4-6 cheaper rent properties and cash flow much higher, while also avoiding any concerns about the pool. Personally, that is what I would do.
There are many issues with this property, including potentially negative cash flow due to a very low rent to value, that make this a very poor choice for a income investment property.
I would suggest that you sell. Renting will result in losing money, tenant neglect and damage to the property.
Ya that’s what I keep thinking with the cash. I know it’s a lot to maintain. The interest rate I have just gets me stuck. Thanks for the advice.