You can turn any backyard into an outdoor oasis and instantly add value to your property by adding a swimming pool! Pools are a hot spot in the summer, but especially in this real estate market. You can trust that this investment will have a return.
Swimming pools come in many shapes, sizes, and features. Your investment can range anywhere from $1,000 to $150,000! Above-ground pools will cost you the least amount and even be a DIY project by purchasing a pool kit. Typical cost for above-ground pool kits range from $1,000 (12 foot circular) to $2,000 (15X30 rectangular), but with professional installation the total can range anywhere between $1,700 to $4,000. With that being said, there are many luxury above-ground options that can make any back yard feel like a tropical resort.
In-ground pools are the most esthetically pleasing, with an ease of maintenance and longevity, but carry a heavier price tag. Depending on the size and material, you can plan to spend an average of $20,000-$50,000. Larger pools with amenities such as lighting, cabanas, and water features can easily push the price to the upper end of $100,000. In-ground pools can be made from concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl liners, all of which have their advantages.
Concrete pools can be more customized in their shape and are nearly indestructible. The downfall of this material is that its’ porous surface can require more annual maintenance. Fiberglass pools range slightly less than the concrete option. This option will not require as much maintenance due to its non- porous material, meaning algae can’t cling to it as easily, One factor to consider if purchasing a one piece fiberglass pool, is that it must be lowered by a crane, so accessibility to your yard will be a factor. Vinyl lined pools are the least expensive of the unground options. This option can be purchased as a kit. It is not as durable as the other options and should be replaced every ten years. However, the vinyl offer many beautiful designs and are easy to keep clean.
If you and your family enjoy the thought of relaxing in a pool, the addition to your home’s value is a nice bonus. In addition, who wouldn’t like the advantage of their own personal, backyard oasis to relax and melt away into is plenty of an incentive by itself. Pi