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TO POOL OR NOT TO POOL
Answered Tuesday 1 July 2008 |
just a qucik one looking at building a pool and a deck out the back of my house i intend to put an above ground pool build into to my deck. It should cost me approx 13500 to do both jobs i think it will increase the value of my house 25000 if done properly. What do you think?? shall i build the pool or not the pool will get use myself and my wife both swin laps. thanks for your time
Improvements to your home, whatever they are, do make a difference BUT if you plan to sell in the next year or so, you cannot guarantee you will get your money back in full straight away.
So improve, enjoy it - going for the above ground pool option is excellent as it saves a lot, BUT hide the fact it is above ground by using a deck around etc. Warning, if your home has a less than 300k value it will not add much more than 10k in total, however if it is a home with a 450 - 500k price tag, 20k added value for a good looking pool is very possible.
So swimmers on and enjoy!