Does a Pool Increase the Value of a Home?

In-ground pools have traditionally been considered a drag on home sales because not all buyers want to deal with the maintenance or potential liability and safety risks.

“There are many buyers who will not consider a home with a pool,” says Francie Malina, a licensed real estate salesperson at Compass Real Estate in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. “Homes with pools can have fewer showings than the same house without a pool.”

However, Malina also notes that homes with pools are highly sought after by a smaller facet of buyers who value such a feature.

The bottom line is a pool is a fun feature that can bring joy to your family for years to come, but don’t expect to recoup your expenses when it comes time to sell your house.