4 reasons you want your next home to have a pool

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 20:40:20-04

It's hot out.  If you don't have a pool, you may be wishing you did.

Nick McCully, principal of Strong Tower Realty in Scottsdale, says when you look at the value a pool adds to your home (and to your quality of life when the temps hit 115), it's really a no-brainer for many buyers.

"They definitely increase the value," McCully said.  "If we were to look at any average house, not luxury or high end, just a normal pool 15 to 25,000 gallons, it's easy to see $7,500 on the low end and on the high end $15,000 in value." 

Hear what else McCully has to say in the video above.

Of course a pool is not for everybody.  People who travel have a hard time maintaining them or even getting use out of them.  People with small children have to worry about securing them.

Here are some of the pros and cons when deciding, according to McCully.

· Increases the value of your home 
· Adds aesthetic value to your backyard
· Great for entertaining and recreational use
· Great for exercising and provides several health benefits
· Safety hazard for children and pets
· Daily and costly maintenance
· Major repairs
· Installation costs