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Old 11-15-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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Oh, NO!! a money pit in the ground!!
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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 07:37 PM   #7
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My wife has a large family and it will stay full.


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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 08:26 PM   #11
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Money pit.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:32 PM   #12
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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 09:38 PM   #21
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After watching my neighbor keep up his, no pool.

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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 10:31 PM   #23
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Money pit and a large liability
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Old 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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 11-15-2018, 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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Old 11-18-2018, 07:19 PM   #28
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We got it with a pool its our San Antonio Renovate its full remodeled 1977 2300 ft2 it has a nice rectangular pool and its almost a 1/4 acre lot. Nice size suburban lot. It has a lot of neat features, its just me and my wife.


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Old 11-18-2018, 07:43 PM   #29
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For us no, for a lot of folks, yes. My sister loves pools. We don't have kids and don't have any family in Texas so one would get no use from us. But lots of folks love them. Just like what bow you shoot, you have to make that decision for your self.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:56 PM   #30
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We used ours every single day before it got too cold. All four of us love it!
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:29 PM   #31
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We use ours a lot. We built the hot tub near the back door off the master bedroom, so my wife and I get in and relax after the kids go to bed. Kids are now 12, 10, and 8. The 12yr old keeps it brushed, the 10yr old keeps the skimmers cleaned, and the 8yr old empties the Polaris bag. I do the chemicals to the tune of about $50/mo. Easy, and we have had a lot of fun family time in it.


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Old 11-18-2018, 08:47 PM   #32
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:04 PM   #33
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #34
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