Real Estate: What are the benefits of adding a pool to your home?

Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)
Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)

Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty talks about the positives and negatives of adding a pool to your home. (Courtesy Water Champs Swim School)

As a large flow of homebuyers continue to transition from major metropolitan areas to more suburban markets, many are looking for additional space and more features, said Lily Moore with Lily Moore Realty in Westlake.

One of the most popular features, currently, is a pool, but it is often difficult to estimate how much value a pool can add to a home, Moore said.

Traditionally, the addition of a pool can increase the value of a home by up to 7%, she said.

“On a $400,000 house, that can mean a $28,000 difference in the appraised value,” she said.

However, on average, the cost of a pool is about twice as much as the value it can add, Moore said. Homebuilders across Dallas-Fort Worth have been inundated with orders throughout the pandemic, which has resulted in an increase in prices, she said.


“Know that if you dive into the decision to build a pool, you might not make all of your money back during the sale of your home,” Moore said.

Although home sales and sales prices remain at record levels, things like family fun and memories made are never a bad investment, she added.

“Those moments are truly priceless,” Moore said.

Lily Moore Realty

1301 Solana Blvd., Bldg. 1,

Ste. 1505, Westlake

817-344-7034

www.lilymoorerealty.com

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily


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