Arizona is one of the few places where a pool will actually add value to your home, and sometimes it may appreciate just like your home does. It is considered one of the few home improvements that can provide a payback when you eventually sell. While no one wants to pay “too much”, we should also be wary of paying “too little”. It does little good to approach this home improvement “on the cheap”. You don’t need to spend money on frivolous features, but you also want to recognize that next home buyer will be critiquing the quality and efficiency of the pool just as he would the rest of the home.