How Your Pool Can Add Value To Your Arizona Home
Pools are almost a necessity in Arizona. The sweltering heat can reach temperatures upwards of 120 degree on a consistent basis throughout the summer and having a pool to jump into and cool off is a luxury most Arizona residents cannot live without. The only downfall of having a pool in Arizona is that during the summertime it can feel like bath water but when the temperature outside is about 20 degrees warmer than your pool, it can still feel refreshing. Our state has one of the highest pool per resident count in the entire country. There’s no question that when a home has a pool, the asking price will certainly be higher than one without. The size of your pool definitely plays a part in the valuation of your home. One of our friends that lives in Phoenix has an identical house to her neighbor. The square footage is almost exactly identical, the number of bedrooms is the same, and the number of bathrooms is also the same. The only difference? Our friends pool is almost twice the size of her neighbors. Now, her neighbor does have some upgrades that our friend does not including: granite counter tops, upgraded sink fixtures, and tile flooring throughout the house. Our friend doesn’t have any upgrades and about 50% of her house has carpet flooring. Guess whose house is worth more? You got it. Our friends house is worth $20,000 more than her neighbors house and it’s all because of the size of her pool.
The point of this post is not to persuade you to upgrade the size of your pool. The point of this post is to give you the cold hard facts about how having a pool can drastically increase the price of your home. It might cost you $20,000 to have a pool constructed and installed in your home but if you could get that money back when you sell your home, would you do it? Most people would answer, yes! The reason being is because having a pool in Arizona can drastically increase your quality of life and the lives of your family and friends so if the person that will be buying your home in the future is going to pay for you to have a pool, it’s a really easy question to answer.
We wanted to give you some tips on having a pool installed or upgraded at your home. We’ve interviewed multiple pool construction companies and they pretty much all had the same thing to say, “Don’t skimp on the little things when having a pool constructed at your home.” They are basically saying if it costs a little more to have nice tile installed on your pools border, go for it! It’s going to pay off in the long run so don’t go cheap just because it’s going to cost you more money now. It’s proven that the work you do now will increase in value over time and you will get a return on your investment, and most importantly be able to enjoy your home a little more.