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Smell the crawfish
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
It's always exciting at first until you're the only taking care of everything and everyone else has lost interest in even using it. It's a tough call, but I would only get one if I had assistance in maintaining it because the excitement wears off real fast then it becomes work. Good luck!


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Havoc
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
Do you like pools?


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Havoc
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
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I pay $160/mo for weekly service

What in the frick? I’ll do it for $100 a week.

I presently pay $0 a week for mine.


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Havoc
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
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Add $400 per month for maintenance, electricity, water loss

Clown post.


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Havoc
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
That’s a good response overall except the
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pay $130 month for once a week service.

I don’t understand this.


bluedragon
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Member since May 2020
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
If you get the pool. Always keep locks on your gates or if you have a birdcage .....lock the doors.

When I inspect for insurance companies ...I have the right to be on the property ...read the fine print of your coverage ....and I check gates and pool cage locks ...One note ....strong letter from carrier to follow.

I always knock because I don't outrun bullets too well. Meter Readers and I meet at the local convenience store during the summer and trade war stories ..... I've seen almost every kind of gun there is. All pointed in my direction. I you don't answer the door, don't challenge me with a gun, just because.


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hungryone
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
My better half swims laps daily in our neighborhood pool. He is half fish, and we don't have a backyard pool. For us, it's not about the cost, or the hours of use (Lord knows, he would use it). It's about the maintenance & upkeep. It becomes yet another thing that must be tended. If you have a busy career & like to travel, you don't really need more stuff to oversee and/or worry about while you're out of town.

So here's a vote for living in a 'hood with a community pool. Plus, those pools are usually larger/nicer than the average backyard pool.


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Monday
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Member since Mar 2013
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
Some people love their pool and some people don't. (As evidenced in this thread)

My addition to this is if you are buying a house with an existing pool to get the pool independently checked out and pay attention to the equipment that the pool has. Older equipment can be costly to replace but it's not really a deal breaker IMO. I preferred cartridge filters because of the easy cleaning but other people have their own preferences. If you have problems with a sand system good luck. Lol

-Heat is a plus
-Above ground pools are garbage and have tenfold as many issues as it's counterparts
-It can be a lot of work to keep it up if you are passive about it
-If you are decently handy you can fix just about anything. Pool systems aren't rocket science projects. Even impeller changes can be done yourself.
-Covers are great
-A dolphin cleaner will make your life much easier
-Chemicals will get expensive should you choose to let it go at any point

Pools can be what you make of them. The pros sometimes outweigh the cons if you have kids or if you love to be in it. They are not investments though.


nolanola
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re: House hunting. Pool or no pool?
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Above ground pools are garbage and have tenfold as many issues as it's counterparts


Not true at all. Above ground pool problems are usually much easier and cheaper to fix. You can get a quality above ground pool to last 10 to 15 years.


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