Does a Pool Remodel Add Value?

Chris Bowen Pool Remodel

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Are you wondering if remodeling your pool is worth the investment? How will you know if you’ll see a payoff? This article will answer the question: “does a pool remodel add value?”

We’ll also walk you through everything you need to know about pool remodels, how they affect your property price on the market, how to spot a great pool construction company, and whether you should consider a revamp.

How Much Value Does a Pool Add to an Appraisal?

We know that an in-ground pool adds value to your home, and a newly remodeled or constructed pool adds even more. In fact, according to Houselogic, it could add up to seven percent to your home’s value under the right circumstances.

If your house is valued at $300,000, that’s a potential $21,000 added onto your house’s value!

So, what do the “right circumstances” look like?

Climate

It’s a given that if your house is in a warm climate, you’re more likely to use an outdoor pool. Here in Dallas/Fort Worth, our customers get months of enjoyment out of their pools throughout the year thanks to the sunny, dry weather. If you’re in a generally cooler climate or a climate that sees a lot of wet and dreary weather, a pool might not be the best option for you.

Location

If your home is in a middle- to the upper-end neighborhood, your buyers may actually have an outside pool on their must-have list when it comes to browsing properties. If yours is a family home, then it’s likely it’ll be a family buying it – and families with children or teenagers tend to prefer a pool for recreational activities, summer fun, and exercise.

Does a Pool Remodel Add Value?

How do you measure value? A remodel doesn’t just add monetary value to a property. Having built and remodeled pools for families in the Fort Worth area for years, we’ve seen first-hand all the ways it adds value to homes and lives.

Enjoyment

Man jumping into his pool

Having a pool in your backyard should be an enjoyable thing – especially if you’re in a warm climate and have a family. Being able to genuinely enjoy being in and around your pool is what motivates our hard work and brings in amazing results.

Exercise

It’s no secret that having a pool means you’ll exercise more! The great thing about swimming as an exercise is that it feels less intensive than most workouts. Being in the pool is also really beneficial for your body and mind.

Spending Less on Upkeep

When you have a pool that is 10-15+ years old and needs regular maintenance, the cost can start to stack up. If you’re put off by the price of remodeling, try adding up how much you’re regularly spending to keep your pool running in just a year. Consider whether you’d rather keep paying that, or if you’d rather put a little more towards a remodel to cost you less in the future.

Spend More Time Outside

Your backyard shouldn’t just be an area of grass and patio that happens to be there. It’s an extension of your home, and as much care should go into it as the rest of your house. Being able to spend more time outside is a fantastic way to encourage your children outside in a supervised area, and you’ll also find yourself wanting to be in an environment you genuinely enjoy more often.

Hosting Value

Do you enjoy hosting friends and family, or throwing play dates for your children? A backyard with a beautifully remodeled pool is a great excuse to get your friends around and to soak up some sun and relax.

Make Memories

All parents want to fill their children’s heads with fond memories – and there’s a reason our childhood homes hold such an important place in our hearts. Having a pool lets you make so many memories with your family: teaching your children how to swim, pool and water safety, pool games, and encouraging a love for the outdoors.

Adds Selling Value

Of course, apart from all these personal and internal ways, it adds value, there are also the financial benefits of a pool remodel. It’s no secret that having a newer, more modern, more efficient pool in your backyard is more attractive to prospective buyers when it comes to putting your house on the market.

Below, we’ll go into how and why that happens, and how you can benefit from it.

What Does a Remodel Look Like?

A remodel can look like whatever you want it to look like! We work to your vision, offering our expertise and insights to realize your dreams. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some of our most popular remodeling services.

Pool Shape

Tired of your pool shape? Is it a bit too boring for your tastes? Those multi-dimensional, irregularly shapes pools you see in pictures of celebrities’ homes aren’t just reserved for them. If you’d like to modernize your pool shape, we’re on hand to change it.

Retiling

Are the tiles around your pool looking tired? Freshening up the floor area that surrounds your pool with new tiles or different colors can really rejuvenate the space.

Adding Ameneties

If your pool feels a little barren, let’s fix that. Add pool light, decals, diving boards, water slides, small fountains, or waterfalls – whatever you can dream up!

Building a Jacuzzi or a Hot Tub

There’s nothing nicer than going for a swim in a cool pool, and then taking a tip in your jacuzzi or hot tub to soothe those muscles. It’s the perfect pièce de résistance to your backyard pool!

Adding a Pool to Your Home

Are you considering having a custom pool built, but you’re not sure where to start? Many of our customers have been where you are now. They often think it’ll cost more than it does, don’t understand the benefits of having a pool, and they talk themselves out of it.

At Bowen Pools LLC, we’re pros at designing and building pools to your specifications, desires, and budget. We love to wow our customers with exceptional service and a pool your family can enjoy for years to come.

Upgrade Your Outside Space

This article should’ve answered your query, “does a pool remodel add value to your home?” Whether you’re remodeling your pool or have a custom one built, we’re here to help you create your own private oasis and turn your house into a home.

Pool Remodeling

Renovate your pool to match your life stage and design style, so you can start inviting friends and family over again. Contact us today to book an appointment.