Does a pool add value to your home?

Yes, installing an inground swimming pool can add value to your home that you can recoup when and if you decide to resell your house. Generally speaking, homeowners who opt to put in an inground pool can see a 5% to 8% increase in home value appraisal. How much value a pool adds to your home value depends on a number of factors, from the size and type of pool, to where you live and what features homebuyers in your area are looking for. A pool will likely add value for homes:

  • In high-end neighborhoods where a pool is a standard amenity.
  • In hot or humid climates where a pool can be used for a good part of the year.
  • That showcase outdoor living, with adequate yard space, amenities, and a well-maintained pool.