Many experts agree that inground pools which are well-kept boost your home's resale value. Invariably you will see higher costs for homes with inground concrete pools in a range of about five to eight percent above those without them. However, to apply an actual dollar’s figure in relation to an increase or decrease in the value of a home based on the existence of a pool, is dependent on several factors. The increased interest in pools is more noticeable in the country's warmer regions because they tend to be used for twelve months a year. Some resort communities even allow owners of these properties to raise their rental rates higher than those without pools.
If you are in a neighbourhood with many pools, but your home does not have one, the value of your home could decrease. By contrast, if only some of your neighbours have pools, the likely impact on your home's value is negligible. Interestingly suburbs located by the coast are very popular for in-ground pools as living by the water is very appealing and a way of life to many so having a pool certainly has its appeal and can add value to your home. The age and type of pool design can also impact the value of your property, not surprisingly, in those areas where inground pools are the preferred type, above-ground pools do not tend to increase a home's value. For example, should you have a backyard that has a beautiful outlook, and you want to enjoy the view whilst swimming then an infinity pool maybe more appealing to the eye to the purchaser. The lack of price increase is likely because inground pools typically far outlast their above-ground counterparts. A well designed and built in-ground pool is most certainly more appealing to the eye of buyers. This can be sold to perspective purchasers as the perfect space to relax with family and friends in Australia’s warm summer months, whilst enjoying and BBQ whilst watching the kids enjoying a dip.
Depending on the purchaser’s stage of a life a swimming pool may not be so appealing to all purchasers, as some people may prefer the space to create a veggie patch or perhaps have and play area with play equipment for smaller children or if you have teenager’s they may prefer to go to the beach rather than being at home. Before deciding, you may wish to look at your local market as the local area demographic may also affect your decision. For instance, if you live in an older area with a large majority of elderly people then this could impact your if in fact you will get your money back once when you decided to sell your property. Perhaps consider speaking to your local real estate agent prior to making the decision to install a pool, as they should be able to confirm if in-fact installing a pool will or won’t increase your property prices tag when selling. It is always a good idea to monitor recent sales of homes in your area both with and without a pool to get a gauge on the potential value added by that hole in the ground out the back.
Some buyers may see a pool as an inconvenience and not be keen on paying for on-going maintenance and upkeep of a pool and pool area. Others may in fact be happy to pay a higher price for a well thought out pool design and appealing outdoor entertainment area that the whole family can enjoy. Ultimately the choice is yours, Oasis Pools Melbourne are here to help and can provide you with advice on design etc to help our clients achieve the best result and have you enjoying your pool in no time.
Perhaps the most common addition that homeowners like to add to their backyard is a pool. Having a swimming pool provides people with several benefits, such as having something for the whole family to enjoy and even potentially increasing your property's value. Two of the most common options out on the market today include concrete and fiberglass pools. It is understandable to want to know which one is going to be more beneficial for your family and home. However, there is a lot to cover regarding the fiberglass vs concrete pool options., therefore the following includes several advantages and disadvantages regarding the installation of a concrete or fiberglass pool.
Fiberglass vs Concrete Pool Installation Process
When it comes to installing an in-ground pool, the installation process is best left to the professionals like Oasis Pools Melbourne as you are dealing with not only materials but also plumbing and electric works. Concrete pools can be time consuming to install as they require reinforcing bars, formwork, mesh, and a variety of other preparation work. Unlike other types of structures that use concrete, the drying process is not as simple. Concrete pools require that they be dry-mixed and shotcrete into the space. The alterative to concrete would be fiberglass option. If you are comparing fiberglass and concrete pool installation times, then fiberglass will always be the quickest method. A fiberglass above ground pool will come pre-cast from the factory. This means that even if you wanted to place it underground, the installation process would still be rather simple and quicker than building a concrete pool.
Fiberglass vs Concrete Pool Cost
If you are planning to install a concrete pool in your backyard, there are several factors to keep in mind regarding the cost. The cost of concrete pools can vary significantly due to the pools size, shape, site access, equipment that you choose etc. Oasis Pools Melbourne are available to discuss your requirements and provide you with a detailed quote and timeline for your project. If you are looking to install a fiberglass above ground pool, then the cost is going to be around 20% - 40% less to install than a concrete pool. It should be noted that a fiberglass above ground pool will not need an additional sealant once it has already been installed. You will however need to install perhaps some steps or decking to be able to enter the pool safely which will need to be considered when you are looking at your budget for the project, however concrete pools often have inbuilt concrete steps which add to the costs.
Fiberglass vs Concrete Pool Design Features
A swimming pool is something that should not just be practical but also something which looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye and complements the surroundings. The options for concrete pools are truly plentiful, as concrete can be made into almost any design. If you are considering additional features such as rocks, water foundations, or grottos, then concrete is your best option to go with. You may wish to make the most of your view so an infinity pool could be more appealing or perhaps you only have a confined space so a plunge pool or lap pool would be better suited to your property. OPM are here to provide you with advice to assist you in the decision-making process when choosing what is best suited for you and your family. A fiberglass above ground pool can be limited with regards to the colour, shape and sizes you can choose from. This is largely due to what the manufacturer can make from the material. For many homeowners, this is often the deal breaker as they may not have enough room or like the designs and colours available to choose from and would prefer a more customizable option.
In terms of maintenance, the ongoing maintenance can be higher with concrete pools as most need resurfacing around every 15 years, however, if you can consistently maintain your pool, then those years can be extended. Fiberglass pools are easier to maintain mainly due to the type of surface they use, this is because fiberglass is so smooth the gel-coating prevents growth of algae and mould, meaning that you need fewer chemicals to maintain the pool.