Swimming Pool

Maricopa County - Swimming Pools by Price Range

There are a lot of swimming pools in Maricopa County, but they aren’t spread out evenly across the valley.

Homes which sell for less than $300,000 are more likely to NOT have a pool, and homes selling below $200,000 are more than 3 times as likely to not have access to cool refreshing water. If you’re looking for a home with a pool in this price range, you’re going to have to look hard and be diligent in your search.

On the other hand, 7 out of 10 homes priced above $300,000 had a pool, and more than 80% of homes above $500,000 had one - showing that once you get above the median price range, pools are fairly commonplace across Maricopa County.

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- Chris Butterworth

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* All chart data represents single-family detached homes only. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed.

** Homes with pools include both private and community pools, although since we're looking at single family detached homes, the vast majority were private pools.

 

What percentage of homes have pools?

Phoenix and Scottsdale sit at opposite ends of the spectrum on this one, with Phoenix having the lowest percentage of homes with a pool, and Scottsdale having the highest.

It looks like the percentage of homes with a pool follows the median sales price numbers, with the more expensive cities having a higher percentage of homes with a pool.

- Chris Butterworth

 

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Median Sold Price - Pool vs No Pool

Does a swimming pool add $100,000 in value?

This is deceiving - my guess is the lower-priced neighborhoods have more homes without swimming pools, while most homes in the higher-priced neighborhoods have swimming pools. So we're comparing median prices from different priced neighborhoods.

The chart makes it look like a home with a swimming pool is worth a lot more than a home without one, but that isn't necessarily true. This is a case where the numbers don't tell the whole story.

- Chris Butterworth