Swimming pools are a luxury for some, and a necessity for others. Having a home with a pool has several advantages especially when you have growing kids. Considering that the questions that come into our mind of most homeowners are:

  • How much would it cost to build a pool?
  • Will it add value to my property?

When it comes to building a swimming pool. Essentially there are two kinds of pool one can have, an above-ground pool or an in-ground pool.

An above ground pool many cost starting from $3,000 whereas an in- ground pool may cost between $30,000 to $80,000.

Out of the two option, an in-ground pool is the one which most likely adds value to your property as it is landscaped and integrated into the design of the property.

The big question is whether having a swimming pool increases the value of your home?

That would depend on who is interested in buying.

A property that is in an area which is popular with families, close to schools, universities, and other amenities then the pool can make the property even more attractive. If the properties that are further away from the beach can benefit greatly by the addition of a swimming pool.  On the other hand, if the property is in a high-end neighbourhood and most people of that neighbourhood have a pool. In fact, not having a swimming pool might make the home harder to sell.

Pools come in huge variety of shapes, sizes and price points. The trick is to choose the one that will suit your home and budget. As with any home improvement or renovation, it is important not to overcapitalise. If you spend too much money, you may not get back the cost of your renovation when you sell.