Generally speaking, buying a home with a pool is less expensive way to go.
In addition, when you buy the home with the pool you have it in your loan already.
It may be cash out of pocket to install a pool.
On the other hand.
I enjoy pools.
I have had a few built over time at my homes over the years.
Custom building a pool can go a long way to personal enjoyment of the property.
Pool homes are built in entertainment.
Some pools are basic, and some have fountains, waterfalls, custom controls, heated, solar heated, the list goes on and on.
I would say a big part of it might be do you have a fair amount of money in your bank account to have a pool built after you purchase?
Are you only going to build a basic pool? or go all out?
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992