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Old 06-16-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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Hi There, We would like to find out what it would cost to put a pool in, we would be looking for a full size pool not a play pool and we want a diving board installed for the kids. Any suggestions for reputable companies would be greatly appreciated.

We are trying to weigh up if it is cheaper to buy a house with a pool or buy a cheaper home without a pool and then put one in when we take possession of the house.

on another note if we bought a home for $200,000 and it cost us $50,000 to put a pool in would the value of the home be $250,000 or would it be more or less ?. Just curious !

Thanks
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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A HUGE...HECK NO on the valuation! If you pay $200,000 and put in a $50,000 pool the house is going to be worth around $208,000 all other things being the same. It may make it more appealing to buyers so you could sell it quicker. When we had our house appraised the appraiser said you only get about $6,000 back on a pool.

It will always be more cost effective to purchase a home with a pool already installed as you'll never get your money back from a pool. It may be harder to find a home with a large pool you're talking about though.

Presidential Pools installed our pool and we've been very happy with them. They are always quick to show up if there is any issues and the build went smoothly.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:27 PM
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^^^^what h said. A pool does not add much value to a property. Actually, 8k is a bit giving, in my opinion. For a newer pool that is a divivg pool, I guess that would be an appopriate value. Typically, pools add about 5k in value to a property.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Oh my gosh ! I had no idea the valuation of adding a pool would be so little, we will be definatley looking for a home with a pool. Thanks for the responses, very helpful !
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