Pools May Add a Splash to Home Value

Swimming pools can help to significantly boost a home price. A new study from LendingTree shows that homes with pools are valued 54% higher than those without one.

The median home with a pool is valued at $469,187, while the median home without a pool is valued at $305,152, according to the study. The highest premium for a swimming pool was found in Memphis, with a value of 157% higher than homes without one.

Pools are still a relatively rare amenity in markets across the country. Only about 10% of homes in the U.S. have a swimming pool among the 50 largest cities studied.

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