Swimming pools are one of America’s great mid-level luxuries. There are currently over 10 million residential pools in the country and more than 300,000 public ones. Average in ground pools will cost between $20,000 and $50,000 making them just expensive enough to be considered a luxury, but affordable enough for many middle-class families to own. Whether you’ve owned one for years or are just thinking about pool installation it’s never to late, or early, to start thinking about pool remodeling that can set your yard apart and increase the value of your real estate at the same time. Here are three ways to go achieve successful pool remodeling.
1.) Deck: There’s nothing that can turn a backyard pool from ordinary to extraordinary like a quality deck. Attach it directly to the surrounding area or have it offset to the house within walking distance, either way it will provide the perfect location to sit and drink a cold beverage while you watch the kids play in the pool or dry off after your own dip. You can also put a grill on it and have an outdoor cooking station at your disposal. Add some chairs and a table and you won’t have to go back inside until the snow flies!
2.) Hot tub/Sauna: Another common addition when partaking in pool remodeling is to put a hot tub or Jacuzzi right next to it. Turn your pool area into a makeshift home spa where you can easily transition from the soothing warmth of the hot tub to the refreshing coolness of the pool in just a couple steps.
3.) Plants and Decorations: Beautiful landscaping work is the perfect way to transform a bland looking fenced in pool to a work of art. Trees, bushes, flowers or whatever you want can surround the area and make it look more like a jungle oasis than a man-made hole with water. Other accessories like pool lights, signs, and yard gnomes can help convey just the right message you want your setup to have.
Having an in ground pool can increase the value of your house by up to 8% on its own, but by continuing to add features like those listed above you’ll be able to increase that number even more. And besides it’s one thing to have a pool to swim in, it’s another to have an outdoor relaxation arena to enjoy in a variety of capacities.