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Old 09-04-2015, 12:08 PM
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Lots of subdivisions. Lots of those subdivisions have pools and won't let you add your own (ours is like that). And as others have said, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Maybe its all the trees that keep filling them with leaves.

There are a lot fewer pools here than in Dallas. But there are also a lot of neighborhood pools.

 
Old 09-04-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Maybe its all the trees that keep filling them with leaves.

There are a lot fewer pools here than in Dallas. But there are also a lot of neighborhood pools.
Yea I forgot about leaves (don't have a pool so don't have to worry/think about it). Who needs that extra work in a city known for its tree canopy
 
Old 09-04-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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I learned in my child development classes that every public pool is supposed to have a "fecal meter" because accidents are common. If I end up moving to the Atlanta area, I'm hoping I can find a place with a pool in my yard. I get squeamish thinking of swimming in a community pool.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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The arguments about money and danger are sort of moot, as they aren't Atlanta-specific. It's not like people don't build pools in Atlanta, as opposed to anywhere else) because pools are expensive or can be dangerous.

I think a large part of it too might be the drought perception. We don't have the water availability that Florida does.

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I learned in my child development classes that every public pool is supposed to have a "fecal meter" because accidents are common. If I end up moving to the Atlanta area, I'm hoping I can find a place with a pool in my yard. I get squeamish thinking of swimming in a community pool.
It would take one hell of a dump to truly affect a normal community pool. I mean, I wouldn't really want to swim in a pool that someone took a dump in, but it's like one part to 500,000. Barring a full-on load-drop, nothing to get worried over.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Sub/Div Pool has some sort of Sensor, that checks the water going thru the filter every few min (10??) If the levels are high it up the chlorine a little, for next X (30mins) re-tests, if after a few tests the levels are still high its sets off a alarm on the pool deck.

The Pool Guy come every other day to clean and check the pool.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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The arguments about money and danger are sort of moot, as they aren't Atlanta-specific. It's not like people don't build pools in Atlanta, as opposed to anywhere else) because pools are expensive or can be dangerous.

I think a large part of it too might be the drought perception. We don't have the water availability that Florida does.


There's no water or pool shortage here.

Spend some time looking at satellite photos in this area. There are pools all over the place!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Du...89324a2d5116e9
 
Old 09-04-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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You just have to look in areas that sell homes on big lots. When the average lot size is a quarter acre, then a pool takes up too much room. If you look into some of the developments that advertise 3-5 acre lots, you will absolutely find pools. Most likely in the "exurbs" and some semi-rural areas, but there could be exceptions.

Plus, we spend so much time sittin' in traffic around here, ain't no time for pool cleanin' or swimmin.'
 
Old 09-04-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Even though it gets pretty hot here, the other three seasons are not conducive to swimming. This is different than how it is in Florida, Texas, California where the weather is such that you can swim year round comfortably.

I suppose most people don't see the value in getting something that can really be used 4 months out of the year.
Clueless.

Lived in Cali. Summer is barely warm enough to swim.

Live in Texas now. We have to install temperature sensors so the pump runs and the water doesn't freeze in the winter. Pools usable May-Sept.

There is no reason Atlanta homes couldn't have pools.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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Clueless.

Lived in Cali. Summer is barely warm enough to swim.

Live in Texas now. We have to install temperature sensors so the pump runs and the water doesn't freeze in the winter. Pools usable May-Sept.

There is no reason Atlanta homes couldn't have pools.
And Atlanta homes do have pools. The metro area isn't deficient in backyard swimming pools. This whole thread is based on a faulty premise from the OP. Is it their personal observation or is there a list showing that the Atlanta metro is lagging behind most others in the number of personal pools?

Other than the really hot states/regions of Arizona, Florida, and South Texas, we're as pool happy as any place else in the US.
 
Old 09-04-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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I don't understand where this is coming from...there are plenty of backyard pools in Atlanta - as many as anywhere else in the South. Where has someone gotten the idea that they are rare and what is the source of this false information?

There are an awful lot of pool builders and pool maintenance/supply businesses in Atlanta for there to be such a shortage of them.
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