Aggie Homes with Pools
There is nothing quite like a swimming pool to beat the Texas summer heat. When I say Texas Summer, that means April thru October… and living in the Brazos Valley is certainly no exception! Temperatures in Bryan College Station stay above 80 degrees for half of the calendar year, making a swimming pool the perfect addition to any home.
Bryan/College Station Homes for Sale with Pools
If you live in College Station or Bryan, there are many great reasons to have a swimming pool in your backyard. Beyond the obvious recreational uses, swimming is a tremendous source of exercise for people of all ages. It is also very therapeutic and relaxing.
One great reason for owning a pool is simply the enhanced aesthetic view of your backyard. There is nothing more visually pleasing than a beautiful custom pool surrounded by tasteful landscaping.
How Much Does It Cost to Own a Pool?
Beyond the recreational benefits of having a pool in your backyard, many buyers wondering whether or not a pool is a smart real estate investment.
On average, installing a pool on your property can cost in the range of around $20,000. In most cases, there are additional costs associated with landscaping and fencing. Once the pool is installed, there are additional utility costs associated with maintenance and upkeep. Overall, you’re looking at a monthly operating cost of around $150 for maintenance, water, and more.
As an investment, pools don’t do a great job of retaining their value after they’ve been installed. According to investopedia, pool only retains around 15 – 20% of its original value and only adds about 7% to your home’s overall value.
But really what you’re paying for is the convenience of having a place to cool off and relax right in your own home. For homeowners in the Brazos Valley, a pool can add a ton of enjoyment and recreational value to your home, especially on those hot summer days.