It CAN depreciate the value of the home or make it less desirable depending on how it has been positioned on the property, cared for, landscaped around and maintained! A well positioned, landscaped and maintained home in the right location can increase the value of your home, whereas a poorly maintained one does the complete opposite!
The problem with inground pools is that MANY people do not want to maintain and pay for the cost of maintenance and upkeep--which CAN be expensive, and filling in an inground pool just as expensive! Then there is the safety aspect--not everyone understands the inherent dangers of pools when it comes to young children, or are good swimmers themselves.
We have an inground pool, but it is set at the far end of our property, with an iron gate around it and thorny barberries surrounding the outside of the fence so there is only one visible gate/access point.
at 11:48 AM on Jan. 30, 2011