In general, building a pool is not the best way to add value to your home. You’re better off making physical home improvements to your actual house instead of adding a new pool to your yard.Byron Bay Pools, one of the largest Dallas pool builders suggests taking the following variables into consideration when making your decision.

  • If you live in an expensive community and most of your neighbors have pools. In fact, not owning a swimming pool might make your home harder to sell.
  • If you live in a hot climate, such as Texas or Arizona.
  • Your building envelope is big enough to accommodate a pool and still have some yard left over for recreation and landscaping.

Even with these advantages, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a good return on your dollar.On the high end, your home’s value might only increase 8% if all circumstances are in line when it comes time to sell your home. Those circumstances include the all of the above, plus:

  • The design of the pool. Does it conform to the neighborhood?
  • The pools overall condition. Is it properly-maintained?
  • How old is the pool? If you install a pool today and sell in 25 years, you’re not likely to recover your costs, especially if the pool needs repairs and updating.
  • You can attract a specific type of  buyer. Parents with small children may want to avoid pools because of safety issues, but an older established person may love the idea of owning a pool.

But in the end,it’s really you the homeowner, that can determine the true value of your investment. A pool can add a tremendous amount to your quality of your life and enhance the enjoyment of your home. You can’t put a price tag on sunny days poolside.