Swimming Pool

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