Summer Fun: Is a Swimming Pool a Good Investment?

Posted January 05, 2015

When you build a new home in Perth, is a backyard swimming pool a good investment? The answer to this question is not usually a simple “yes” or “no”. As a home builder in Perth, we have done a little bit of research to help you decide what to do in your situation!

Pool Perception
In Australia, swimming pools are very popular and more homeowners in Australia have swimming pools (per capita) than any other country in the world. According to a 2012 survey conducted by Swimart, more than 8 out of 10 owners believed their pools were a good investment. Plus, a swimming pool was the deciding factor in buying a home, 4 times out of 10.

Will your pool be in the city or the outer suburbs? Swimming pools are much more popular in the outer suburbs than in urban areas. This may be due to the fact that yards are smaller in cities, and space is at a premium. Consider where your home is located before deciding whether to install a swimming pool!

Size matters
When you talk to your new home builder, ask about options for swimming pools. In some cases, a large pool may not be worth a great deal more than an average size pool (as far as home resale value). At Vision One Homes, we can suggest a pool that fits perfectly into your home design and landscaping. A property with a pool that blends into the landscape looks elegant, and will be easier to sell in the future.

Maintenance cost
It can cost as much as $160 a month (on average) for pool maintenance. However, it depends on how much use the pool receives. For instance, if you use it all the time, then upkeep may be well worth the money.

Summing it up
There are many reasons to consider a swimming pool in Perth! A pool is not only a lot of fun for the whole family in the summer months, it can also make your home easier to sell if it is the right size and is in the right area!