Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value
4 Images

Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value

Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value

Water flows into the swimming pool through a sleek U-shaped metal channel.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value

Last year, houses with pools in the L.A. metro area sold for an average of $95,392 more than similar homes without them, a recent Redfin report says.

 (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value

Many homeowners who add swimming pools are parents hoping a cool backyard will be a catalyst for keeping their kids at home.

 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Hot Property | In an era of drought-tolerant everything, pools still boost an L.A. home’s value

Clean-line pools are the rage at the moment. Rectangular and minimalist, they pair well with the Cape Cods and modern farmhouses popping up across the city.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
1/4