The greatest value a pool will add to your home is the value it brings to you, your family and friends in terms of enjoyment and memories. In certain communities, where pools are common, a "nice" pool will help sell a property faster, perhaps for slightly more. In a community where pools are common, a pool that is not up to the typical pools of the neighborhood will detract from the value of the property. Some buyers seek pools, while others specifically and purposely avoid them. Put in a pool for personal enjoyment, not as a 'money maker.' A nice pool may add only a small amount of value to a property.