Right, you dream about building a swimming pool but you are wondering if you will get your money back if you were to sell your home?
We understand, building a concrete swimming has a cost. Depending on the size and the finishes you chose, along with the access and type of soil you have, the price for a concrete swimming pool generally ranges from $23 000 to $80 000. So will you get your money back?
The answer is not as simple is it seems but depends on many factors:
1. Where you are located:
The warmer the climate is, the more households you will find with swimming pools. The chance of having buyers looking for a house with a swimming pool at the Sunshine Coast is definitely higher than in Melbourne.
2. Proximity to the beach:
Ironically, the closer to the beach you are the more swimming pools you will find. The people attracted by a “beach lifestyle” are generally the ones that wish to have their own swimming pool at home.
3. The type of swimming pool you chose:
This is probably the most important point to consider while deciding what type of swimming pool you wish to build. Although fibreglass pools have evolved in the last decade and look much nicer than they used to, it is unlikely that they will add significant value to your home. If the return on investment is an important factor for you, building a concrete swimming pool should be your top choice.
4. What type of buyers are looking for a home with a swimming pools?
– Families are definitely big buyers of homes with swimming pools. If you are located in a child friendly estate with playgrounds and schools close by, your home will attract families.
– Buyers of homes in a “top range” category or in a “premium” location. Have you ever seen a designer or premium home without a swimming pool in the magazines? Probably not. Swimming pools play a big role in what is considered to be a luxury home. If you are located in a premium location, you will generally find that most of your neighbors have swimming pools and therefore to compete your home for sale, you may need this little extra feature in your backyard.
5. Will any concrete swimming pool add value to my home?
Well no. Not every concrete swimming pool will automatically add value to your home.
These are the factors where a concrete pool may actually decrease your home value:
– If it needs renovation:
If your concrete pool needs renovation, this may worry potential buyers. But Don’t worry, Serenity Pool Co. Sunshine Coast pool builder offers free onsite consultations and fixed price quotes. It is not uncommon for real estate agents to contact us for a renovation estimate. Being truthful about your pool renovation needs and the potential cost of it, may actually play in your favour and reassure your potential buyers.
– If the design doesn’t suit the house:
Your swimming pool should be considered as an extension of your house and therefore suit it’s style. A very modern looking swimming pool may not suit your beautiful old Queenslander home.
– If the swimming pool takes all the space in your backyard:
Like the style, the size of your pool should also be taken into consideration when building your pool. If families are definitely buyers of homes with swimming pools, generally they also wish to have a bit of yard for their children to run around. Having a small backyard doesn’t mean that you are only limited to a small plunge pools. It just means that you need a bit of creativity. Unlike fibreglass pools, concrete pool can be build of any shapes. An experienced pool builder along with a talented building designer, will help you create the perfect pool for your small backyard. This is where Serenity Pool Company can help.
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