Hello folks who own pools

Hello folks who own pools


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Hello folks who own pools
Old 04-16-2015, 12:02 PM
mmac321 mmac321 is offline
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Default Hello folks who own pools

We are researching having a pool installed. We have the plans and a good price. My question for people who own a pool is, after a few years of owning a pool, does the luster of a pool wear off and you rarely use the pool any more? I just don't want to spend that much money and commit to weekly pool maintenance for something I could loose interest. Thanks.
Kansas City Mo, Palatine Il, Mt. Prospect Il, Lake Summerset Il, Rolling Meadows Il, Mt. Dora Fl. Tamarind Grove.

Old 04-16-2015, 12:14 PM
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I do not own a pool, but do own a hot tub. I am still using every day to every 3rd day, my wife has almost stopped using it. I have seen neighbors buy one, use for maybe 6 months, and its gone. I have also noticed some pools seem to never be used.
My point is this is a very personal issue, I am sure you will get replies on both sides of your question. We decided early on that we did not want the expense of a pool, but a large hot tub was a nice option, and if we stop using it we do not have a big hole in the ground to fill in....
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:36 PM
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We have had a pool for four days and so far we are not tired of it, but we aren't allowed in it yet. Hope we like it for a couple of months.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:41 PM
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We owned a pool for 20 years. We used it a lot in the first couple of years, but for probably the last 15 years it was merely money wasted. Never again.
Old 04-16-2015, 01:45 PM
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I have had a pool for the last 15 years, and though I rarely use it, I like to look at it. It takes the place of living on a lake.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:41 PM
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We have lived in this house over 10 years. We put a pool in right away. I have to say the last few years we have not used it like we used to.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:54 PM
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We have a pool and I use it most every day. If I had to go to the community pools to swim, I probably wouldn't.
Old 04-16-2015, 04:13 PM
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In my prior home in Boca Raton Fl. I had a pool and used it everyday except cold weather. Living here in a completely different lifestyle I'd much rather go to the neighborhood pool and meet and talk with all the residents every day. When I leave and go home the cleaning, chemicals, pump upkeep, repairs etc will be taken care of.
Old 04-16-2015, 05:12 PM
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Love it use it a lot, if I was to build or buy again, there must be a pool.
Old 04-16-2015, 06:14 PM
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Since we planned to be full timers, a pool to me was essential because of the hot summers. Love jumping in to cool off and evening swims. I have solar heat but do not use it in the winter months. I wouldn't use the community pools then either. Six years and definitely would do it again.
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