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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #1
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM   #2
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It’s a personal decision for me 100% without a doubt no pool
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM   #3
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Oh, NO!! a money pit in the ground!!
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM   #4
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Pools are pains I told my wife, I told her we should get an above ground pool after we buy


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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM   #5
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Absolutely not for me. Too much maintenance and liability if the neighbor’s kid should fall in.
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Old Yesterday, 07:35 PM   #6
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Another view, we love ours and use it every day in the summer. When the kids were here it was always full.
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Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM   #7
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My wife has a large family and it will stay full.


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Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM   #8
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Happy wife, happy life. She uses ours almost everyday from mid April til just a couple weeks ago. It is a huge upfront cost but it's just money. You can always make more.
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 PM   #9
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I worry about young ones. I have heard stories and know people that can tell those stories.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM   #10
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We just got a house and it has a pool, I didn’t really care either way going into looking for homes and leaned towards no pool. . Now that we’ve made the purchase I’m pretty happy with it. My kids are twin 9s and 10, I know they’ll love having it and as they get older I’d rather have the house kids want to be at than have mine somewhere else.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM   #11
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Money pit.
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM   #12
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Nooooooo
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM   #13
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Pros and cons with everything. When I had a pool, I loved everything but the maintenance. Now that I don't have one, I love everything about it except not being able to swim in my own backyard everyday.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM   #14
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We have an above ground. Too much work imo but my wife, the kids and the grandkids enjoy so I'll do the work.

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Old Yesterday, 08:39 PM   #15
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Bought a house a year ago. When we were looking, if it had a pool, wouldnt bother with the rest. Too much maintenance and work for the something that will eventually not be used.

Plus don’t have to worry about your kids falling in.
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #16
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Had ours since 1990 and still use it a lot all summer. There is not that much work in maintaining a pool as long as your married and are the boss.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 PM   #17
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It all depends on you. Had an above ground, was a bit of a pain to keep going. In ground is a bit easier but you can't get rid of it as easy when you no longer use. People buying houses that want a pool look for houses with a pool, some will not even look at them if there is a pool, so get what you want and have fun.
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 PM   #18
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Loved my pool. Not a pain to keep up as some say.
During the season I was in it dang near every day.
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 PM   #19
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I have a house without a pool I’ll sell you in south Fort Worth
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM   #20
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Easy, “Do you want one or not?”

More in-depth, “What kind of pool are you talking about? Leaking liner, above ground, fiberglass, gunite, trees in the yard? They are the devil!”

I haven’t touched mine in 3 weeks and that was a half gallon of acid and shock. Crystal clear.


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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM   #21
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After watching my neighbor keep up his, no pool.

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Old Yesterday, 10:02 PM   #22
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We bought a house in May with a pool. We weren't really looking for a house with a pool. It is a money pit. It has a hot tub and the wife and I use it almost every weekend. Nothing like sitting in a hot tub at night with the wife, listening to music and having a cocktail. It's been well worth it.

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Old Yesterday, 10:31 PM   #23
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Money pit and a large liability
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 PM   #24
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Ive had one for 22+ years......Im currently building a new home.....it will not have a pool.
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 PM   #25
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It really depends on the owners. I thought our pool was money well spent. Our kids were able use it throughout their childhood. Always hosted church youth groups a couple times during summer. We have entertained and have had plenty of fellowships around it. I tell people thinking about having a pool its simular to having another child with the up keep.






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Old Yesterday, 11:29 PM   #26
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It really depends on the owners. I thought our pool was money well spent. Our kids were able use it throughout their childhood. Always hosted church youth groups a couple times during summer. We have entertained and have had plenty of fellowships around it. I tell people thinking about having a pool its simular to having another child with the up keep.






Very nice set up. I have fought the "no pool" battle for a long time but it seems that the wife and kids are set on wanting one. They are at the age that it will get used a lot and maintenance on the newer ones are minimal. So, we are saving up to put one in this next summer. I'm not going into major debt just to have some water in my backyard.

To the OP, choose a house that fits you and if it has a pool than great. If not, will you and the wife be okay with that? Whatever you do, don't buy a house with the thoughts of adding a pool. It is a major expense when you do it after the house is built and doesn't equal out in bringing your house value up. So if it is something that is going to get used often and you don't mind putting in a little work (or get a pool service company) than go for it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 PM   #27
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I probably spend all of 2 hours a month maintaining our pool. I guess if you have a lot of trees that would drop leaves into it it'd be worse.

I love my pool and hot tub and don't think it's a hassle or money pit at all.
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