This article will look at some of the factors that will decide whether a swimming pool might add to the value of your property or not.
It’s probably fair to say that the only type of pool that this question really applies to is an in-ground pool. An above-ground pool can give you and your family a huge amount of pleasure and you could at some point sell it on, but you could sell it to someone else with or without the rest of your property. You might even decide to sell your house but take your above-ground pool with you.
An in-ground pool is very much part of the house and grounds it is built on.
It is famously impossible to raise any property value far above the maximum for its area.
If you live in a 4-bedroom house on a quiet estate then having a pool that takes up your entire back garden is not going to add a huge amount to the value of your property. However, there are areas of the country where people might hope for or even expect a house to have a pool.
In the past the established wisdom was that a pool was unlikely to add value and might even lower the value of your property due the cost of maintenance and upkeep. However with the cost of pool construction coming down and a rise in people’s lifestyle aspirations this is no longer the case.
A swimming pool can add a ‘wow’ factor to your home and may justify a premium on your house price when you come to sell but it may also narrow down your range of potential buyers.
For people who don’t or can’t swim or for families with small children or pets and who worry about possible safety aspects, it may be a reason to pass up your property.
If a pool is ‘appropriate’ to your property and if the pool you build is in keeping with the style of your house then you might certainly expect to recoup your investment and may well see a premium.
All the same it would seem sensible to consider your pool first and foremost as an investment in health, fun and enjoyment for you and your family. If it is seen in those terms it will assuredly prove its worth.
We hope this article has given you some of the information that you were looking for. If you are now looking for a pool builder then we can help with that as well, just use the link at the to of this article and we can find someone with the appropriate skills and qualifications in your area.
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