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The Added Selling Value of Swimming Pools Across the U.S. Revealed

March 13, 2019 / Redfin

According to Redfin, Los Angeles homes with pools sell for $95,393 more than comparable homes without them. Swimming pools are worth more in Los Angeles than they are in any other major U.S. metro area, followed by Austin and Orange County, California, where a pool adds more than $50,000 to a typical home's value. For this analysis, Redfin calculated the value of a private pool as a premium to a home's per-square-foot sale price. For instance, a home with a pool in the Houston metro area can be expected to sell for $16.42 more per square foot than a home without a pool. The ranking is limited to metro areas with at least 5,000 homes sold in 2018 where at least 2 percent of homes sold had pools, and where the results were statistically significant.