THE VALUE A POOL CAN ADD TO YOUR HOUSE
Ask pool owners to describe the value a swimming pool has added to their house, and they’re more likely to talk about quality of life than property value. Sure, it can increase property value, but it’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on enjoyment!
A pool’s greatest value
A pool’s greatest value is that it enhances the luxury of your home. Not only does it beautify the backyard, it creates an oasis for entertaining and offers endless opportunities for relaxation, health and recreation.
Should you ever sell your home, the right home buyer will agree. Not everyone will, of course ! But for middle-aged home buyers with teenage children or empty nesters, a pool might top their list of wants. And if you live in an upscale neighborhood where pools are common, not having one could actually be a downside to reselling your home in the future.
If you’re curious about other factors that help determine the extent a pool adds value, check out this list. The more that apply, the better!
- You live in a warm climate where a pool is the focal point of your time spent outside.
- The design, size and features of the pool complements the house.
- There is no community pool in the subdivision.
- There’s green space available for a yard, a garden or play area.
- There is decking for entertaining, landscaping that compliments the pool, and other features such as a spa, water feature or screen enclosure.
With the emphasis in recent years on outdoor living, stay-cations and home entertaining, pools just make sense as the added amenity for your home. And while statistics from the National Association of Realtors do show an increase in property value of homes with pools — an average of 7% or more — that’s typically not what motivates homeowners to install a pool. It’s all the other factors that make it worthwhile.
So if you plan to live in your home for years, a pool from Gold Leaf Pools & Landscape can make those years much more pleasurable. So, let us visit your backyard and see what our creative designers can do to turn your vision into reality.