2020 has been an eventful year so far, for many reasons, including the record-breaking heat and the amount of time spent at home due to the pandemic.
Perhaps as we head toward the new year, you are considering installing a pool but you’re not sure how one will affect your home’s resale value. Rest easy. A nice, relaxing play pool will keep its value here in Maricopa.
Building a pool can be compared to buying a new car from a dealership. You can choose the base model for a negotiated price or, just two rows over, there is the GT model with a custom paint color, high output engine and leather interior for only $15,000 more.
The basic play pool is about 5 feet deep, with an 80-foot perimeter and minimal decking with a pebble tech finish. This nice but basic pool will cost about $25,000.
Upgrades can be added, including:
- Baja shelf (tanning ledge)
- Automatic in-floor cleaning system
- Extended pool decking area
That $25,000 pool will get you an additional $25,000 or more than the same floorplan home in the same subdivision without a pool. But the returns on spending more than $25K on a pool begin diminishing once you start customizing it with many features.
Average construction time of a pool is 6 to 8 weeks, from the permitting process through build time.
Many folks moving to Arizona really want a pool. For those buyers who haven’t decided on a pool home yet, at the end of their first day of looking at homes in 115-degree heat, they begin requesting to see pool homes.
Bottom line is that if you want a pool in Maricopa, then make it happen. You won’t be penalized when selling your home. Days on market for home with a pool vs. without is negligible.
Any questions about buying or selling a home (pool or not), please reach out.