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Old 03-13-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Pools are not overly common due to most new homes are in Sub/Divisions with HOA's that run a pool.

You get most of the benefits of having a pool without the work.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Pools are not overly common due to most new homes are in Sub/Divisions with HOA's that run a pool.

You get most of the benefits of having a pool without the work.
Depends on the area and price range of homes. Pools in the Atlanta are quite common in the $500K+price range.

I live in a subdivision with a community pool, but a satellite view reveals that many homes in our subdivision also have their own pool.

OP, as mentioned, get a couple quotes. The pool guys know all the hurdles. One thing that's helpful if you have it is a copy of the survey for your property. This shows property lines, setbacks, etc.

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Old 03-13-2015, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I have never lived in a swim and tennis community. I said that pools were fairly common, and I stick by that assessment. The neighborhood I currently live in the Lake Spivey area has five or six pools in a fairly small subdivision (maybe 30 homes). The older (1950's-60's) era subdivision that I lived in while I resided in the City of Morrow also had numerous (maybe as many as ten) in ground pools and that community, while nice, was so far out of the $500's plus category it is laughable. My sister, as well as my wife's sister both have inground pools in their backyards in the Ola area of Henry County. Both of those homes would probably be priced in the low 200's and are "newish" (early 2000's construction). By common, I meant you can find then. I even stated that they weren't everywhere like I saw in central and south Florida. This is a large metro area, and just because you can't find something in North Fulton does not mean it is not abundant elsewhere close by.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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not hard.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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I'm learning that flood planes are a problem. Every time I find a nice house with a level backyard that's big enough to meet the fifteen foot away from property lines restriction- it turns out the property floods from a nearby creek. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!

We're looking inside the perimeter, preferably "intown" in the $700,00- $750,000 range. Also maybe Decatur. There was recently a nice house for sale intown at $799,000 with a pool-- I really wish we'd gone over our budget and bought it! I'm going craaaazy spending 24/7 on zillow. Prices seem so much more expensive intown than they did a year and two years ago.

We've had a pool before and don't mind cleaning- I actually find fishing out the leaves sort of calming- like yoga but better, lol. We already have an Irobot- "Mira" that does most of the work anyways.

Thanks again for all the input. :-)
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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As for the cost of putting in a pool - yeah, I know you don't get that money back, but as I told my husband, "We don't get our money back when we go on our vacation either". ;-)

Still though yeah- finding one with a pool already in would be much, much better
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