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Old 12-30-2009, 02:55 PM
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In the 100-140k price range.

I know an older pool can become a nuisance. How much would adding a pool to a house cost? looking to have the pool be standard size or larger, 8 foot deep pool.

Should I limit myself to just looking at pool homes, or could I include places with a lot big enough to add a pool?

What do you think? How much would i be looking at for pool installation?
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:23 PM
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It would cost about $15k-$25k to have one installed.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:42 PM
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Default Pools

Average deep is 4 ft to 6 ft. but can go deeper

Average size is 12 X 24 or 14 X 28....some are larger.

Most when they build they have pool built then, it saves on having a mess to clean up later.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:02 PM
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a pool will add about 10k to the value of the home. If you buy a house that already has a pool you'll come out ahead financially.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:04 AM
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A pool will never pay for itself at resale time. It is done strictly for person enjoyment. That being said, you may want to find a place with an existing pool if you can. Its a whole lot cheaper to put 4 k into revamping an old pool than the cost to tear up the yard and install a new one.

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Old 01-01-2010, 07:56 AM
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We were quoted at $30 to $45k in 2005 by several companies....and the mess alone is just not worth it...I mean if you build the entire house that's one thing, but it takes anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks (should everything go according to plan) and it doesn't increase the value of your home by much....

Also to consider are the HOA requirements, are you allowed to have the screen? what color? are you 5 feet from the back of your back yard? if your easements are not giving you enough space from the back to where the pool would start you can't put one in.....or you can put a smaller one in...is that something you'd want?

Resurfacing may cost some money, however, if the house is what you want it may be a better option....

I'd look at homes with an existing pool...
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:10 AM
Location: Tampa
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I don't know where you guys are getting your prices from. Algia is right, $30 - $45k is about right. I know someone who got an estimate for a pool last year for $45k (average size, nothing extravagant). Revamping a pool for $4k??? No way! My neighbor just had her pool resurfaced for $7k. She got several quotes and they were the cheapest. It will cost thousands to revamp an existing pool. My neighbor bought a home with a pool that had a crack in it. She did not know it until a year later. It cost thousands to fix and this was 13 years ago! They did have to retile the pool and it is a good size.

When we were looking to buy a home 5 years ago, our realtor told us a pool ads $10k to the value.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:15 AM
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When you find the house you like, if it has a pool already you must have an inspection done on the pool too not just the house, it will cost a bit more, but like annaegel said, if there is a crack you would want to know HOW big it is before buying because otherwise your resurfacing can cost a LOT more...also a fence I think is a must to have around it nowadays, for resale value if it has a fence ALREADY you will be better off should the next owners have small kids.......otherwise you will deter a lot of people and close in on the people who might buy the house next...
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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I am purchasing a home that has a pool. I've already had a home inspection but would like a more detailed pool inspection. Does anyone know of a good pool inspection company in Tampa?
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:08 AM
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It completely depends on the neighborhood.

If you are talking about the value of a pool on a $75k house in a lower-to middle-class neighborhood, then you can probably expect a small premium for the value of the pool.
If you are trying to sell a $1M waterfront home without a pool, well, good luck with that.

I just bought a house without a pool because it was a couple hundred thousand cheaper than comps with pools. I'd rather have the option of building something to my specifications. The hassle hasn't been that much, and the whole break ground-to-swimming time is looking like about 5-6 weeks.

Also, I'm not sure what kind of pool you would get for $15k. $15k will get you a nice inground hot tub.
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