Does a Swimming Pool Increase or Decrease Your Home’s Value?

From Dave Ramsey

An inground swimming pool in one's own home is the ultimate American Luxury Item.  Most people realize that undertaking an inground concrete swimming pool project on one's home is a relatively expensive proposition, but certainly a worthy one--or is it?  Many people wonder when they are doing a remodel or addition to their home:  How much of their initial investment will they recoup in home value?  With an item as costly as an inground swimming pool, the calculus is the same.  This post from Dave Ramsey attempts to use math and logic to answer this age old question once and for all.

Here is an excerpt from the post: