There is nothing quite like a swimming pool to beat the Texas summer heat. In the Brazos Valley that means April thru October!  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.

Beyond just staying cool, swimming is a tremendous source of exercise for people of all ages. It is also very therapeutic and relaxing.

It can substantially improve the aesthetic view of your backyard. There is nothing more visually pleasing than a beautiful custom pool surrounded by tasteful landscaping.  Take a look some local listings with pools below.

Bryan/College Station Homes for Sale with Pools

How Much Does It Cost to Own a Pool?

Beyond the other benefits of having a pool in your backyard, many buyers wonder whether or not a pool is a smart real estate investment.

On average, installing a pool on your property can cost a minimum of around $40,000. 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.

However, what you’re really 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. So, it’s more of an investment in quality of life than in real estate value.

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