Christine Rudolph from Ray White, currently ranked in the top 2% internationally as an Elite Performer and specialising in premium inner city properties, says, “There is no doubt homes with pools are more attractive to purchasers. Recently I sold a magnificent property, but the days on market were far longer as the majority of buyers wanted a pool.”
In comparison, most premium homes where the pool is now a feature, integrated with the living, dining and kitchen area, are highly sought and sell quickly.
Christine Rudolph from Ray White says “statistically a home with a pool sells for 20% – 30% more than one without. This potentially equates to a 100% return on investment for homeowners who add a pool.”
For example, a property in the inner Brisbane suburb of Tenerife with a small plunge pool, recently sold for $1.4 million, while a home in the same street, similar condition but without a pool, sold for just over one million. The pool definitely made a difference.
Installing a fibreglass pool can take as little as a week, making it a fast way to add value to your home – either directly ahead of a sale, or in time for next summer, so the whole family can enjoy the pool until you decide to make your next property move.
“For many of the premium properties we sell in the inner city, the home is actually designed around the pool as a feature. Stunning pools certainly captivate the attention of buyers who visit,” Ms. Rudolph adds.
Peter Baily, Managing Director of leading Australian pool company, Narellan Pools, says their company builds thousands of pools per year around Australia.
“A swimming pool is a great investment for your family; not only will a pool bring countless hours of enjoyment, but it will also appeal to buyers when it’s time to sell your home,” Peter said.
“In our experience, Narellan Pools clients have seen an increase in the value of their homes by installing one of our high-quality fibreglass swimming pools.”
Not surprisingly, many inner city homeowners are opting for a Narellan Pools plunge pool, designed for the growing number of families that do not want to compromise valuable space in smaller backyards for a pool.
“After visiting the homes of countless families who wanted a swimming pool but didn’t necessarily have what they thought was enough room, Narellan Pools saw a need in the market, and we filled it with a broader range of plunge pools.”
With simple maintenance and reduced installation, Narellan Pools Eden’s range of plunge pools are among the company’s most popular pools.