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Pools and Home Value

How A Well-Kept Pool Increases Home Value

My pool has been a perfect investment for my family. We enjoy it for relaxation and exercise, especially when summer rolls around. Although there was talk that it would deter buyers when we sold the home, we’ve found that it actually increases our home value when it is cared for properly.

 Reflection Of Home

When you take care of your pool investment, the effort is a reflection of the homeowner and home. Buyers see that you take care of the entire property, giving them assurance that there are no major repair issues hiding in the rafters. Your home value goes up as different buyers bid higher and higher. A well-kept home and backyard is sometimes difficult to find, depending on the area. Our water feature has fresh tiles and clean water at all times.

 Hot Days Prevail

In Fort Worth, Texas, we have many weeks of hot weather. Our property value soars, especially if we list our property in the spring or summer. Buyers see the pool as a reprieve from the heat. No one wants to be relegated to the indoor air-conditioning when it is beautiful outside. A well-kept water feature brings everyone outside for a cool afternoon of swimming or relaxing. Bids may be competitive if an especially hot summer arrives during a sale.

Upscale Amenities

Some homes are in wealthier areas, making competition for sales even more fierce. A well-kept water feature definitely sets the property apart from other local listings. Every home on the block may have pools, but the cleanest one shines brightly above the rest. When I visit my neighbor’s home, I can immediately see the difference between my water feature and their property. Decaying tiles and decks only decrease home value during selling.

 Buyers That Entertain

I know that I have a good chance at a high property value if buyers are looking for a home to entertain guests. A water feature works well as a backdrop to eating outdoors and socializing. It also works for more casual parties, from birthdays to family reunions. I have even decorated it with floating centerpieces for more formal occasions, including a wedding reception. Buyers with entertaining on the mind are bound to pay more for a well-kept water feature to show the property’s beauty.

I constantly examine my property for any maintenance needs on a monthly basis. Taking care of your water feature will help your property value shine during the selling process.

To the Water’s Edge in Arizona – Zero Edge Pools

A zero edge pool is identified by the lack of an outside edge on at least one side of the pool, resulting in what appears to be an infinite area of water that isn’t being held in by anything. Zero edge pools are a popular choice because of their appealing design and unmatched beauty. We Fix Ugly Pools can incorporate a zero edge pool design in your Phoenix, AZ custom pool design or remodel.

How a Zero Edge Pool is Built

Most zero edge pools are built with a patio or deck on one side and a hidden frame that surrounds the remainder of the pool. The result of an invisible edge pool can be quite astounding when the water blends into another feature in the landscape, such as the sky. To achieve the endless look that zero edge pools are known for, most people opt to have their pools built off the ground. You will need to have an experienced installer in Phoenix, AZ to help you achieve this modern look for your new pool.

Most zero edge pools are built on a hill, overlooking a cliff or in another place that is higher than ground level. The building process can be quite complex and labor intensive. Most homeowners opt for a simpler design that includes the use of a steel support system and a catch basin that catches and redistributes the water that flows over the hidden edge of the pool. Some pool designs rely on a glass retaining wall rather than an overflow basin.

Selecting A Location

Since most zero edge pools are above ground level to produce the illusion of a falling sheet of water, the location that you choose for installing your pool is particularly important. You won’t want to be able to see into your neighbor’s backyard. Working with a local Arizona pool installation professional is advisable when choosing the best location, and most scenic view, for your zero edge pool.