Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:37

How Much Value Does A Pool Add?

Taking a Bath on Your Pool

From WSJ

Most potential pool owners wonder if the effort and expense of installing an inground pool is worth it.  This is a complicated question, and involves many factors besides money.  Eventually, however, the question of whether a pool will add or detract from a home's value will be addressed.  This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about this subject in great detail, with some surprising conclusions. 

How's the pool?

You're probably getting a lot of use out of it this sweltering summer. But how much is it really costing you?

If you don't have one you may be wondering–are they worth the expense or is a pool just a money pit with floating...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:47

Inground Pool Types

Inground Pool Types

From Swimming

Inground swimming pools run the gamut in price and features.  From the entry-level fiberglass shell, to the semi-customizable vinyl-liner pool all the way to completely custom gunite home waterparks, the inground swimming pool can take a homeowner from the simple to the sublime.  The price tag will vary considerably based on the type of pool chosen, as well as the features and amenities available.  This post from covers these different types of inground pools, and sets reasonable expectations in terms of all of these factors for the various types.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:39

Does A Pool Add Value To a Home?

Can a swimming pool add or subtract from the value of your home?

From Home Improvement Pages

This is a very common question that is asked when people are contemplating an investment in an inground swimming pool:  Will the pool add value to my home, or make it harder to sell?  This post from Home Improvement Pages explores this question head-on using data and research, the only objective way to find the answer.  As with any investment, the costs and benefits always need to be weighed out in advance before making a final decision.  With a swimming pool, or any luxury item, there are many intangible assets such as memories and recreation that have to be weighed into the positive column, and are sometimes difficult to quantify in dollars and cents terms.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 14:00

Swimming Pool and Home Value

Swimming Pools: Valuable Home Upgrade or Just a Pain in the Wallet?

From Money

One of the major considerations that prospective swimming pool purchasers have is the effect on their home's value that the amenity will have.  There are many opinions on both sides of this issue, mostly from realtors that have a vested interest on either side of the issue.  This article from Money gives the straight skinny on this issue, and gives the definitive answer about home values, and it may not be what you think.

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