Can Pool Remodeling Boost Your Property Value?
There’s no doubt that a swimming pool in the backyard can be a major selling point when you put your home on the market.
But what if your pool has many years of service behind it and isn’t looking quite as impressive as it used to? At what point does an old and tired-looking swimming pool stop being a selling-point and start to become a hindrance to moving on with your life?
If that’s the situation you’re finding yourself in now, perhaps it’s time to think about getting your pool remodeled. Because the great news is that doing so could not only make selling your home easier, but it could also pay for itself and more by giving your property’s value a significant boost.
Read on to discover why that might be and how you can go about boosting your own property’s value by breathing new life into your backyard pool.
How can pool remodeling boost property value?
- Improved aesthetics
When people come to view your property, they’re likely to form a quick opinion based on what they can immediately see regarding the condition of your home and its various features. If everything they see looks like it’s going to need work to bring it up to standard, they won’t necessarily see the potential, they’ll just think about how long it will be before they can start enjoying their new home properly.
Whether you’ll just be freshening up your pool to make it look more modern, or you need to do something more extensive to make it blend better into its surroundings (which have also probably changed since your pool was installed!), go for giving it the wow factor so that viewers see it as an immediate bonus rather than a long-term project.
- Modern features
A remodel doesn’t just involve making your pool look more appealing – it also gives you the opportunity to add extra features. If yours is the sort of home that’s going to attract a family with children, it might be worth installing things like slides and diving boards. If, on the other hand, it’s more likely to be of interest to older, even retired, buyers, you could add features like a fountain or waterfall, a mini jacuzzi, or even an outside kitchen.
- Better energy efficiency
One of the things viewers might be concerned about is the cost of running a pool. A remodel means you can upgrade the sort of elements that will allow it to be more energy-efficient and therefore cost less to run. That’s the sort of thing that will appeal to the modern, cost-conscious buyer, as they’ll be able to see how a little extra spent now could save on what they’d need to spend in the long run.
Choosing the right pool company to do the right work
Of course, if you want to get the best value out of remodeling your pool, you need to make sure you’re getting in the right company to do the work. So, what sort of things should you be looking for?
An experienced pool company isn’t just a company that’s built a lot of pools – it’s also about knowing what’s worth investing in when it comes to a remodeling program. Make the most of that experience by asking for advice on the best way to proceed, so you can ensure that you’re doing the right kinds of upgrades to boost your property’s value.
Naturally, if you’re planning on remodeling your pool with the goal of adding to its value, you don’t want to be spending more than you should on things you don’t need. You also want to know from the outset what you’ll be getting for your money – so ask for a detailed quotation that includes everything and make sure all the work comes with a warranty to eliminate the potential for nasty surprises at a later date.
- Commitment to Quality
Last but not least, you want to know that the company carrying out your pool remodeling is going to do the job you need to make your pool more appealing to viewers. One thing that you can look for is whether your builder is a member of the Master Pools Guild, a prestigious group of the very best in the business. It’s also worth looking at your builder’s reviews from previous customers or asking to see a gallery of previous projects.
For high-quality pool remodeling in and around Huntsville, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee, you can’t do better than talk to the experienced and friendly team at Burleson Pool Company. We’re an award-winning family business that has more than 50 years of experience in the industry.
We’re committed to providing only the very highest standards when it comes to pool renovations and will work with you every step of the way to make sure that it happens just as you want it to.
Call us now to find out more.