Home Improvements that do not always payoff: The swimming pool.

swimming pool in a modern home.

Who would not love having a swimming pool in their backyard? Summer is coming, and despite the rising construction cost, you might consider adding a swimming pool to your home. 

Does a home swimming pool increase the value of a home?

Having a pool in the backyard is a dream for many buyers and their families. This article will look at the realities of having a pool in your home and prime factors to consider before deciding on a pool:

Number 1. Not all buyers are willing to factor in the upgrade to their purchase price, especially in Canada, where you can only use the pool for a few months of the year.

Number 2. The presence of a swimming pool may even turn some buyers off because they don’t want to pay for cleaning, maintenance, and winterization costs.

Up-keeping a pool can be expensive and time-consuming.

Number 3. It’s a gruesome statistic: Drowning is Canada’s number one cause of unintentional death for children between 1 to 4. Most deaths happen from drowning in a swimming

pool with distracted parents or kids near water alone.

Number 4. If you build a pool, don’t forget to factor in the additional cost of constructing a fence and a surrounding patio.

I am not saying you should not have a swimming pool. Ensure you do it for enjoyment, not because you expect to recoup every dollar you put into this fantastic project.

And when you are enjoying your pool party this year, watch your children in the water.

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