How to Add Value to Your Home
There’s nothing like diving into a crystal-clear swimming pool on a hot day. If that pool happens to be right in your backyard, even better! No need to pack up towels, sunscreen, floats, or pack the kids in the car and drive to the community pool. You just open the door and paradise awaits.
Having a swimming pool will make your house the go-to place during the summer months making you the coolest family on the block, but your pool can also mean big bucks if you are looking to sell your home.
“Does a Pool Add Value to a House?”
If you ask a realtor this question their answer will be it depends on where you live, and how well the pool is maintained.
See, a recent report from home-brokerage firm Redfin which analyzed the value of pools for homeowners in 20 different cities across the US, shows that,
“Warm weather is a factor.”
While a house with a pool in Houston can be expected to sell for $35,736.25 more than a home without a pool, houses with a pool in Boston typically sells for $15,000 less than those without a pool.
The good news for Texans is that three major metro areas (Austin, Houston, and San Antonio) made the top 20 list of the Redfin report. This means that in Texas, having a pool does add value to our homes. Not only is Texas simply the best state to live in, if you are a pool owner, it really pays to take care of your pool as it will add value to your home.
“How Much Equity Can You Get from Your Pool?”
This also depends on the area you live in. If you live in a higher-end neighborhood, not having a pool might make your home harder to sell.
Realtors estimate that having a pool could increase the value of your home by at least 7%, if:
- The style of the pool fits the house and the neighborhood
- It is well maintained, an unkept or damaged pool can reduce the value of your property
- The lot is big enough to accommodate the pool and still have some yard for children to play in or do some gardening
Pool Maintenance Matters
Installing a pool or purchasing a house with one is an investment that will provide years of enjoyment for your whole family and add value to your home.
It’s important to save your investment with regularly scheduled pool maintenance that includes:
- Skimming the water surface to remove leaves and debris,
- Scrubbing the sides of the pool to prevent algae build-up,
- Clean the filter,
- Test and maintain proper chemical levels in the pool, and
- We recommend shocking your pool as needed.
Many will say, “Who has the time for all of that?”
The truth is that most simply do not have the time or expertise to provide their own pool the proper cleaning and maintenance that it requires.
Join our many other happy customers that now enjoy a beautiful safe, clean pool year-round. Best of all, we’ll save you money!
Quality Pool Maintenance Solutions that ARE Affordable!
A lot of homeowners are concerned with the cost of properly maintaining a pool, but they really shouldn’t be. At Crocodile Pools, we can provide you with superb pool cleaning and maintenance services at a reasonable price.
Keep in mind that having a well-maintained pool will, in fact, save you money, extend the life of your pool, and increase the value of your home.
If you are looking to increase the value of your home and enjoying paradise right in your backyard for many years to come, we’re your guys! Crocodile Pools is the best option in pool maintenance, contact us for a free estimate.
Contact Us to schedule a free evaluation and to set up weekly maintenance so your pool is always safe, beautiful and ready for your family and friends to enjoy!
Crocodile Pools provides Southeast Texas with the highest quality pool maintenance services at the best prices.