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In-ground swimming pools increase home value

A swimming pool is not only a great way to beat the heat. A pool is also a lasting investment in your property. Home with built in-ground pools retain a higher resell market value than a home without a spool or spa.

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A recent study published by the National Association of Realtors maintains that in-ground swimming pool installations increase the value of homes from 8 percent to as much as 15 percent.

There are some variations by region: In the Southeast a swimming pool will the increase in value ranging from 5 to 10 percent. In the Southwest this ranges from 8 to 13 percent. In the northern areas, installing a pool will increase home values ranging an average of 6 percent.

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How Does a Swimming Pool Increase Your Homeís Value?

This increase in value is due to an in-ground swimming poolís aesthetic charm and recreational appeal, both important qualities to potential buyers. A poolís added value also depends on its condition.

This is why itís wise to seek local professional advice when deciding upon the equipment and materials for your pool or spa.

Also take the following into account before your swimming poolís installation:

  • Make sure that the poolís style is appropriate to the look and function of your home and neighborhood
  • A maintained pool with no visible cracks or broken tiles, which has up-to-date mechanical components, will add more value to your home
  • The pool should look modern to give the whole residence a fresh appearance

Whether you live in a cold climate or enjoy year-round tropical weather, you can find a pool or spa for your needs that can increase your homeís market value.

Benefits of Installing a Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool photograph imageWith so many different swimming pool and spa options available these days, making a decision on any of the various models is a little overwhelming. Swimming relieves stress and enhances your bodyís metabolism, allowing for greater oxygen flow into your blood stream. Read more about the benefits of swim pools.

Swimming Pool Materials: Gunite, Vinyl, and Fiberglass

There are three different types of in-ground swimming pools. Each pool material offers great benefits depending on what you are looking for in a pool. Read more about swimming pool construction materials.

Sources:  swimmingpool.com, leisurepoolusa.com, polarpools.com, bhg.com, Realtor.org, doityourself.com. Photos courtesy of Anthony and Sylvan Pools


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