The kids are clamoring for a pool. You’d like one too. But it’s a big decision and an even bigger investment. If you’re thinking with your heart, it’s easy to take the plunge. It’s fun to pore through pool idea books and pick your favorite pool accessories while imagining the years of family fun and togetherness that a new inground swimming pool would bring. If you’re thinking with your head, on the other hand, you’re doing tons of research and reading every blog about pool costs that you can find. You’re weighing the potential return on your investment and wondering if the benefits will be greater than the investment. So which part of you should win?
The fact of the matter is that you need to make the decision with both your head and your heart. Yes, your family will love the pool (and you, for getting it!) but it can also be an investment that will pay off in the end. Does a pool add value to a home? If you plan to stay in your house for a while, a pool might pay off in both fun and increased resale value. If you live in an area that’s really truly only warm for a month or so out of the year, a pool will probably not add value to your home. However, if you live in an area where Indian summer lingers and a heater can extend the swim season to four or five months out of the year, it may be worth your while to build an inground pool in your backyard.
How much value will an inground pool add to my home? In most areas, an inground pool will add an average of about 7% to a home’s value. For example:
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It is important to take into account the many factors of purchasing a pool, especially if you are still asking yourself, “does a pool add value to a home?” As you’re weighing the investment of an inground pool, you should also consider the funds you’ll save on beach vacations and private swim club memberships. You can funnel those funds into pool maintenance and enjoy a staycation all swim season long in the comfort of your own backyard.
So, how are your head and heart feeling about an inground swimming pool now? Are they both convinced? If so, it might be time to stop dreaming and start swimming.
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