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  • August 26 2009 - Lake Grove
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Get a saltwater pool. It is much easier to maintain.
  • May 07 2010
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In New York I think it will decrease the value. It certainly would in Pennsylvania, where I lived for 14 years. However, now that I live in Florida, where even an unheated pool can be used 6-7 months per year, it will add $10,000-$20,000 to the value of a house. Non-pool-owners just won't look at a property with a pool, but many do want a pool and will only look at a pool home. I was one of those.
As to maintenance, it is much overstated. I personally maintained three pools at various houses I owned in Florida over 20 years, a woman with no mechanical or chemical aptitude. Test water quality every week, 4 minutes, vacuum every week in the summer, 30 minutes, and every two weeks in the winter. The key is never to let maintenance get ahead of you.
  • April 29 2010
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I would make sure to get a system that require minimal maintainance, this will ensure that you dont turn future buyers away, because some may be turned off because of all the additional time and effort required in the upkeep of a pool/
  • April 28 2010
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Hi Aldofo are you still intreasted in a pool? [content removed by moderator due to self promotional]

  • April 01 2010
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One must also consider that it may decrease the value of your home for some obvious reasons.  Some people do not want the bother of a pool.  There is the maintenance and upkeep that goes with a pool.  Also, other buyers may have small children and consider a pool a risk not worth having. 

Overall, if you want a pool for your enjoyment - let that be the answer.
  • January 24 2010
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In homes I have sold in the past, some sellers got back every penney they put into the price of the pool and some got nothing.  It depends on the home value and buyers' expectations.  If you are selling a $100K house, you probably will not get more than $2500 value added for your pool.  If you are selling a $500K house, you will most likely get the entire value of the pool.  DISCLAIMER:  Those values are in my market and I am not in NY but you can see my point.

  • January 24 2010
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And, it really really depends on your location.  If every other house in the neighborhood has a pool, and buyers expect a pool, then installing a pool may make your house easier to sell and may increase the asking price somewhat.  But, as nealadler says, it is unlikely to actually to pay for itself.

If you are in a location where pools are not de rigeur, only install a pool if you really want one and plan to live there for some time.  The pool may actually turn some people away when you list your house.
  • November 10 2009
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It depends on what homes in the area with pools are selling for.  You can figure perhaps $10,000-$30,000.  If you are considering putting a pool in to increase the value of your home it may cost you more than any increase in value.  Putting a pool in is almost like buying  a brand new car.  As soon as you drive it off the lot it probably depreciates 10-20%.
  • November 09 2009
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How much will increase the value of my home if I have a in-ground pool installed
  • November 09 2009
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What was the question ?
  • August 27 2009
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