The latest must-have features for homes have nothing to do with in-ground pools.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hottest home amenity seemed to be extra square footage for an office, a home gym, and a place where the kids could attend virtual classes if their schools went remote. Families clamored for yards large enough to safely entertain in, and suddenly swimming pools exploded in popularity. Location no longer mattered quite as much, as many of those who could work remotely were willing to move farther and farther away from the larger cities to get everything on their home wish lists.
However, what buyers want now is more flexible space.