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wickowick
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Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
We have a small neighborhood with limited yard space and there are a few lots for sale and a couple of us are talking about buying up a lot and putting in a neighborhood pool.

Due to most of the lots sizes in the neighborhood it is not possible to install a pool, this would be possible on a larger lot that we are eyeballing.

Any horror stories?


tigergirl10
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
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putting in a neighborhood pool.
Insurance/liability/drowning


wickowick
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
IF we go forward with this project, will design to keep insurance cost down.


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BentonTiger7
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
Sounds like a terrible idea.


FearTheFish
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
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Sounds like a terrible idea.
Agreed. This sounds like the makings of a neighborhood fight.


turkish
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
I can’t really think of a bigger waste of money.


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wickowick
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
If we had interest in the neighborhood to move forward, we would incorporate and sell stock to fund the purchase and construction and then setup dues to handle maintenance


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FOBW
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
zoning probably will not allow a stand alone pool.

would need legal entity (HOA?) to own and agreement to spell out rights and responsibilities. Plus, built in way to enforce rights and responsibilities. Equity stakes with unfavorable redemption.

Everything should be contracted out to 3P from building, insurance, maintenance to demolition and resale of the lot.



wickowick
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
We currently have an HOA, I didn't know if the HOA should own the property or a separate entity. I am sure all the homes owners in the HOA would not be interested in the pool but many would.


FOBW
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
what are the rules to approve the pool for the HOA and assess fees for the expenses. HOA is best case scenario for this idea. Vote into existence, guaranteed $ to pay expenses.

Zoning is still an issue. HOA might help with that too.


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wickowick
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
We are in an unincorporated part of the parish but the lots we are eyeballing are residential lots which I assume would require a rezoning


bbvdd
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
We have a pool in my neighborhood. It opened the year that we moved in. The 1st several years the neighborhood was small (we moved in, in 2009) and everyone that lived here got along really well. Several of the kids were the same age so that helped as well. Starting in 2013 or so the neighborhood started growing and getting bigger. The problem arose that you had new people that moved in and they seemed to think they had more rights to the pool than others and they’d invite 3 or 4 of their friends and all the kids that went along with it. Then you had some older people that moved in that just seemed to hate kids and got mad when people would bring their families. There was also one older couple that would never come to the pool but gave the code to their crackhead kids who would bring their kids. The parents would sit by the pool drinking and smoking all day while their kids were just about to drown or trying to pick fights with other kids or whatever those annoying little shits wanted to do.

So, I guess what I’m saying is if everyone gets along it can be great. But if one shithead moves in they can ruin it for everyone.


cgrand
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
treat it like a country club, entry only by stockholders and limit guests.
when somebody moves they can sell their stock to another homeowner or they forfeit the money. Be an a-hole on access and if somebody doesn’t like it they don’t have to participate

also be an a-hole on liability (as in, the LLC has none and all members hold the LLC harmless)


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CBandits82
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
Hard to think of a worse idea.
This post was edited on 6/30 at 9:50 pm


eng08
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
Street nearby has one, haven’t heard anything bad. Recommend you keep it small and police it. Theirs has like 8 houses on it.


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gumbo2176
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
Sounds like a fluster cluck just waiting to happen.

Horrible idea, especially in today's litigious society.


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MikeBRLA
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
This will only happen if you don’t have someone managing it which y’all obviously didn’t.


My current neighborhood as well as my last both had pools and were great and fully managed.

One has forced membership while the other was pay to play if you want to join.


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TimeOutdoors
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
Should be able to create a sports club. Many subdivisions have HOA fees and Sports Club fees for this exact same reason. Personally if you are going to do a pool you should consider a small weight/fitness center as well. You will get more members and it helps keep people through the winter.


wickowick
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
The gym is an interesting idea that has not been explored yet.


Aristo
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re: Anyone ever started up a neighborhood pool?
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The gym is an interesting idea that has not been explored yet.



Possibly add a small dining/kitchen for neighborhood get-togethers/birthdays that can be rented out to the hood.


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