If you are like most people, there have been a time or two in your life when you have looked out in to the backyard and thought, “It sure would be nice to have a swimming pool.”

When the temperatures are in the 90s during the hot Charleston summers, a nice dip in your own private pool would be beyond refreshing. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that not only will a swimming pool add peace of mind and tranquility to your home, but it also adds value.

A common misnomer is that a swimming pool decreases the value of the property. Yes, if left unkempt and if it gets destroyed, like any other building on the land, you’ll have to pay to get it repair or removed.

But if you take care of your swimming pool with some easy routine maintenance, then the price of your home can increase by 10 or 20 percent.

It’s not just the monetary value that is increased when you add a pool to your house. How you live and entertain guests will also change. When it comes time to host a birthday party or a get together with neighbors and friends, you will have the location that everyone wants to experience.

Now is the perfect time to upgrade how you live. If you sell your home, you will be able to offer a better list price and in the meantime, you can enjoy a resort-style living at your own place of residence.

Do you have a swimming pool question or concern? Call the experts at Alaglas of Charleston: 843-789-9469.