I have fought the construction of a pool for almost 4 yrs now. When we built our current house the family wanted to put one in then but I didn't want the headache. The family has worn me down on the issue and I am close to the point of relenting on the subject.. I know little about the selection, upkeep and design of pools.
I have plenty of level ground with good soil depth so that is not a concern.
What construction or type would you suggest.
What size for a family of 4 and I am sure friends.
I hear about salt vs chemical treatment.
My backyard is surrounded by woods and large trees (within 100 ft of the possible pool location). Is this a problem??
Then I guess my biggest question or concern.. Maintenance. I don't have the time to be a pool cleaner. I live about 45 miles from the nearest pool service.
Am I better off just keeping up the good fight and avoiding the whole thing????
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Find some neighbors who have pools and look at the styles and sizes. Up north I used to have a rectangular 34X16. In Florida we tend to have the kidney shapes, with edge seating, marcite step-ins rather than metal step downs, etc.
Having had the blue colored marcite, my leaning for the next refurbish is towards the darker color - it hides the dead algae that may gather at the bottom until the Polaris gets it better, and also hides the wear on the marcite you get over time!
Don't worry about the tree line. Your pool cleaner and skimmer will get all that. We have the "bird cage" which stops any leaves and bugs coming in and also keeps some of the UV out. Adds to the cost though.
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What size for a family of 4 and I am sure friends. 14x28 Roman shape is plenty big.
I hear about salt vs chemical treatment. Salt - better on the skin and eyes, and less maintenance and cost too I bleieve.
Accessories?? Brush, vacuum, water spigot and hot/cold shower.
My backyard is surrounded by woods and large trees (within 100 ft of the possible pool location). Is this a problem?? Cage the entire thing. It will keep leaves and debris out of the pool. It won't keep small bugs and dirt out though.
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I had four teenagers at one time. Grasp that!!! I did it for them, but I knew I had to have the right attitude. I used it as my afternoon hobby, and tended it well. It became a very nice place to have an afternoon sip of the nectar. We had a large rec (not Reck) room with a juke box and coke machine (free, just push the button), along with a tiled patio, then the pool. Reck's house was a happening place!
The biggest problem I had, was a couple pine trees too close by. The smallest thunderstorm out of the Southwest, would load it up with pine needles. Keep it as far away as possible from tall, leafy trees.
Got lots of stories about that pool, including the time I had bass, bream and crappy in the winter time (no chlorine) with guests down from Atlanta. They still talkin' 'bout it! Make sure you have an underwater flood light.
Good luck, loser. Just write the check.
Definitely do the hot tub, we didn't but sure wish we did. One heating system will be sufficient but you may want to look into a solar system, our electric pool heater really eats up the electricity whenever we use it.
We have very little maintenance involved with our salt pool, I'd certainly recommend one.
Yes, personal flotation devices are a must. More the merrier.
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In fact, funny story. The description of the house we were interested in didn't even say it had a pool, nor did the agent say anything. We went round to look at the house and everything was going fine until we got to the master bedroom upstairs and went to the window that overlooked the back yard. My wife said "Oh look, that's another plus, our neighbor has a swimming pool!"
I said, "ah, I don't think so, it looks like that is in "our" yard!"
He's in Tennesee, those don't exist, may need to import from South Beach.
I have had both....it is much easier, much more comfortable, and cheaper.
It is called a screened enclosure.
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Cost, my power bill went up about $40 a month once I had to run the pump about eight hours a day. Chemicals, about another $20-$40 a month depending on how often you check them and out of balance they might be. Easy way for me is take a sample to Pinch a Penny on Friday and they test it and give you a print out of what you need and take care of it over the weekend. Filter, I have a cartridge filter that you just rinse every week after vacuuming. My pump lasted ten years, I guess that is good but it cost me I think $450 last year to replace it myself and two extra trips to Lowes for PVC parts.
So good luck with this decision. My one saving grace is I keep the pool clean and ready for use for my wife and she never questions me about my fishing.
One more idea. Maybe try a nice above ground pool, see if everyone gets the use and joy out of it and see if it is going to work for ya' and if not poke a hole in it, drain the water and wash your hands of it.
Bottom line is an in ground pool is there till you move.
the entire back row and the entire front row
Absolutely correct sir.I got my first about two years ago.
The salt chlorine generator is the best thing I've ever bought for my pool. Wish I had gotten one years before.