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Old 09-05-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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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
WOW! Look at all of them! There's, like, almost one on every street of 40 homes!! How are people in these neighborhoods not just falling into them all the time???

Come on...this is nothing compared to a typical Florida neighborhood.
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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While looking for houses 9 months ago, pools were hard to find. We found a few, but very few.in hindsight, I'm glad we chose the house without a pool.
The hoa pool has been a pleasure to have in our small neighborhood.
Coming from Dallas TX. .pools were abundant
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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WOW! Look at all of them! There's, like, almost one on every street of 40 homes!! How are people in these neighborhoods not just falling into them all the time???

Come on...this is nothing compared to a typical Florida neighborhood.
If you zoom in, there are 3 homes in a row with pools and many more as you pan around. But whatever, I'm going to go out now and do a rain dance and see if there's any water left in my well. Oh, and by the way, the OP never asked "why are there less pools in Atlanta than in Florida". The insanity in this thread is off the charts.

And here's a completely different area to peruse...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/St...1c75d607a78bb8

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Old 09-05-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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If you zoom in, there are 3 homes in a row with pools and many more as you pan around. But whatever, I'm going to go out now and do a rain dance and see if there's any water left in my well. Oh, and by the way, the OP never asked "why are there less pools in Atlanta than in Florida". The insanity in this thread is off the charts.

And here's a completely different area to peruse...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/St...1c75d607a78bb8
I'd hardly say it's insanity. It is a valid observation. In Atlanta, pools are relegated mostly to larger, more expensive houses. Don't see too many standard houses with pools like you do in some other areas. Is Atlanta devoid of pools? No. But I wouldn't say they are plentiful.

I, for one, would not want one. My wife does. But, we all know who will be doing the maintenance on it. And if there's one thing I hate, it's maintaining anything.
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: 30461
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WOW! Look at all of them! There's, like, almost one on every street of 40 homes!! How are people in these neighborhoods not just falling into them all the time???

Come on...this is nothing compared to a typical Florida neighborhood.
Florida has the benefit of the beach. The only major Florida city not beside one is Orlando.

Considering Atlanta's longer distance from a beach (a drive to Tybee Island is what, 4-5 hours from metro Atlanta?), I'm surprised that there aren't more pools around Atlanta.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Exactly. We filled ours in for these very reasons.
I talked to a man about filling one in today. Since the kids are gone that thing has been nothing but a money pit.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Florida has the benefit of the beach. The only major Florida city not beside one is Orlando.

Considering Atlanta's longer distance from a beach (a drive to Tybee Island is what, 4-5 hours from metro Atlanta?), I'm surprised that there aren't more pools around Atlanta.
North GA has nicer lakes though. Really I rather spend a day on the lake. Can do more in the water.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:37 PM
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If you zoom in, there are 3 homes in a row with pools and many more as you pan around. But whatever, I'm going to go out now and do a rain dance and see if there's any water left in my well. Oh, and by the way, the OP never asked "why are there less pools in Atlanta than in Florida". The insanity in this thread is off the charts.

And here's a completely different area to peruse...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/St...1c75d607a78bb8
Try flying into Dallas sometimes. Its nothing here compared to there. Houston as well, but Houston doesn't have as many as Dallas.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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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, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I don't think it's the money so much as many HOA's don't allow it. I think there are a lot of houses with everything from pools to koi ponds, but the neighborhoods do not have an HOA restricting their options. I may not want to live across the street from a house that is Pepto Bismal pink, but I feel that if you buy a plot of earth, you should be able to do what you want with it as long as nothing is getting hurt.

My parents still live in the house I grew up in, but I think many Atlantans don't intend to stay in a house for a lifetime. There is an obsession about resale value after 5 years or so. I'm guilty of moving fair amount of times because I have not found my spot here. It makes me feel more like I'm residing some place instead of truly being at home. When I truly set roots down, it won't be in a subdivision with an HOA again.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:01 AM
 
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While it is hot enough here to swim in the summer, this isn't Miami or Houston. If I had a pool, I may use it, what, 3 months per year maybe 4 max. Not worth it. And, pools are pretty ugly compared to the awesome tree cover you can have in your ATL backyard. I'd never trade my trees for a pool that has a cover on it 8-9 months per year.
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