The answer to this question is not as simple as one might expect. A pool will typically add value to your home. It’s important to remember that the true value a new pool brings to your life is incalculable, and not everything can be measured in dollars.
However, if we are measuring in dollars, using some very basic, very simplified numbers, we can guess that a $40,000 pool will turn a $400,000 house into a $430,000 house. Mathematically, not worth it. But, there are dozens of factors that affect those numbers.
A pool in your backyard increases your home’s liability, which raises your insurance costs and becomes another factor to consider if you’re solely measuring dollar value.