Fancy Pool
Homeowners in Maricopa can expect to recoup the expense of a basic play pool – about $25,000 to install – when they sell. As the price goes up with more custom features, however, the returns begin to diminish.

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.

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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:

  • Heater
  • Baja shelf (tanning ledge)
  • Automatic in-floor cleaning system
  • Extended pool decking area
  • Grotto/waterfall/slide

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.

Pool Homes Phoenix Area
About 18% of homes sold in Maricopa in the past 30 days had pools in the backyard.

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.

Brian Petersheim
HomeSmart Realty