The Value of Swimming Pool Renovation When Selling Your House

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by

The Value of Swimming Pool Renovation

When you are planning to sell your house, there is a lot of focus on fixing it up for sale to get maximum returns. You realtor and staging professional will provide input on what needs to be improved inside the house and will likely discuss potential landscaping changes that will enhance curb appeal, however, swimming pool renovations often get overlooked in this process. Fixing up a few things beforehand can help a house fetch thousands more on the market, and swimming pools are no exception. If you are selling a house with a pool, get some advice from the experts at Allen Pool Service.  They will be able to tell you what issues are likely to alarm potential buyers and what renovation investments will yield the highest return.

While many people dream of owning a house with a pool, others consider a pool to be a liability, an unwanted responsibility or expense. Making your pool as beautiful, efficient, and self-sufficient as possible can sway swimming pool skeptics. For this reason, house-sellers should err on the side of practicality and modesty when renovating their pool, in order to create a widely-appealing, non-lavish pool that the average buyer will enjoy. If you want to build the world’s biggest waterslide in your backyard, save it for the house you’re moving in to.

For starters, renovate the old materials that need fixing and the old parts that need updating. Broken pump? Replace it. Faulty lights? Reinstall them. Crumbling tile? Retile it. In many cases, it is worth it to update something while fixing it: for instance, replacing an old pump with a higher-efficiency, eco-friendly pump; replacing old bulbs with longer-lasting LEDs; replacing dull tile with a flashier style. Even consider changing your chlorine pool to a salt-water pool. Pool maintenance saving updates are likely to pay back even more than fancier design renovations in the short term.

When it comes to cosmetic renovations, remember, there is no accounting for tastes. Certain features, however, will appeal to almost any buyer: quality tiling, high impact lighting, good-looking stairs or a “beach entry”. Avoid larger renovations like major waterfalls, boulders, slides, diving boards, garden fixtures, swim-up bars, and pool-houses. these features, unless you have serious reason to believe that buyers will want them.

When preparing your home for sale, make sure your pool will not be a cause for buyer concern. If it is updated with the latest equipment and shows not signs of wear, the prospective buyer will be more apt to focus on the positives of pool ownership vs. the added work. Whatever swimming pool renovation you choose before putting your house on the market, choose Allen Pool Service. Whether it’s a modest repair, an eco-friendly update, a cosmetic makeover, or a complete pool removal, our experts can make it happen. Give us a call at (770) 451-1621 or contact us online.

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