Pools add to the value of your home
Australia has about 1.45 million household swimming pools and the world’s highest per capita rate of pool ownership. An overwhelming majority of homeowners believe pools add value to their property.
A 2012 Swimart survey found 90 per cent of pool owners believed their pool boosted the value of their house by an average of $30,000, with estimates ranging between $10,000 and $100,000, depending on size, style and location.
The research indicated that the further a property was from the coast, the more value owners thought was added. Demography also played a part, with more demand in suburbs with a high proportion of children aged 4 to 16, and with greater household incomes.
Things have changed since 2014, due to the increased cost of running a pool, especially for electricity. An average pool in an average house can often use one-third of the total electricity of the entire household, as well as over $500 a year in chemicals, and considerable time. The good news is that Pooled Energy can help you drastically reduce your pool costs – find out just how we can help.