When you live in beautiful Fountain Hills, you'll want to have a pool and you'll want to enjoy the views of the Sonoran Desert scenery from the pool. Throw in a heated spa, and you've got your very own private getaway in paradise to call home!

Along with those stunning views and unparalleled relaxation opportunities, buying Foundation Hills homes with pool and spa offers a number of benefits. From healthy living to higher home values, it just makes sense to buy a home with a pool and spa that are ready for you to dive into when you move in.

Here's why I recommend homes that already have pools. 

Health Benefits of Pools

When it comes to the Arizona lifestyle, there's nothing more iconic than that azure-blue pool gracing the back patio. Here, an active lifestyle is the norm and having your own private pool just a few steps away makes it easy to exercise. After all, there's really no need to pack your duffel bag and drive to the gym when you can simply dive in and swim a few laps without leaving the comfort of your own home!

Even if you don't consider yourself to be a great swimmer, moving in water is an ideal way to get in that low-impact exercise that's so important to good health. In fact, swimming is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise you can do, as it gets your heart rate up and your lungs working without putting undue stress on your joints.

Regular water movement also helps tone muscles while improving your coordination and flexibility. Plus, swimming is a form of exercise that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy, making it an active way to spend time with family and friends. 

Then there's the mental health benefits! Having a pool is one of the best ways to relax, whether you're swimming a few laps after work, enjoying family fun with the kids or grandkids, or simply floating away a lazy afternoon. 

Home Value

I'm often asked whether pools affect home values; specifically, many house hunters want to know if it makes more sense to buy a house with a heated pool and spa already in place, or have a pool and spa put in later. In most cases, buying a home that already has a pool just makes more sense. Why?

First, there's the cost. While, of course, costs depend on the size, materials, and type of pool you choose, one thing is certain: Installing a pool is expensive. You should expect to pay anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 to have a pool installed. With these high costs come financial considerations; do you have enough cash on hand or will you have to finance your pool construction?

Speaking of construction, pool installations are complex and time-consuming, which means you'll have to live with the inconvenience of having a construction zone in your yard for some time. Plus, you'll need to consider if you even have enough room to put in the pool that you really want. 

Given all of these factors, it just makes sense to buy a home that already has a pool. With a heated pool and spa ready to go, you'll be out there enjoying the Arizona sun in no time!

We constantly review and compile a list of pool homes that are currently available for sale. Homes with pools usually sell very quickly. So if you're in the market for a pool home and would like to be added to our free VIP List for Pool Homes, please let us know here

Here is the complete list of pool homes in Fountain Hills, Sunridge Canyon golf community that is currently available UNDER $550,000. One is as low as $414,900, can you believe it!?

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