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Old 09-04-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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Why do so few homes have pools in the Atlanta area?

It seems with the heat, there'd be a lot more homes with pools.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Many home are in sub divisions that have pool(s) and/or Tennis etc. , and your HOA fee pays for a pool ....

Also Many Lots a pool would take up most of the back yard.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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Pools are extraordinarily high maintenance. It costs a lot of money to maintain a pool, even if you do everything yourself. I go out to lunch with a coworker who has a pool and there's never been a time when he didn't grouse about pool maintenance. Also, having a pool vastly increases the risk that your children die of drowning, so there's that too.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Pools are extraordinarily high maintenance. It costs a lot of money to maintain a pool, even if you do everything yourself. I go out to lunch with a coworker who has a pool and there's never been a time when he didn't grouse about pool maintenance. Also, having a pool vastly increases the risk that your children die of drowning, so there's that too.
Exactly. We filled ours in for these very reasons.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Exactly. We filled ours in for these very reasons.
A lot of people do when the kids grow up. My mother replaced hers with a rose arbor.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Well, the pendulum swings...

You know how a lot of people have recently been thrilled to rip up carpets and find old hardwoods underneath?

Nothing would make me happier than digging up an old pool in my backyard and being able to restore it at a fraction the cost of building a new one (if that's even possible).
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Not sure where you're looking, but there are plenty of homes with pools in the Atlanta area.

A bunch of Debbie Downers in this thread.

I guess you could stay at home and keep your kids wrapped up in bubble wrap to save money and keep them safe.

Last edited by flamadiddle; 09-04-2015 at 12:22 PM..
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Pools can make a house harder to sell and affect the value negatively. A lot of people just see it as a lot of cost and maintenance.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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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, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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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.
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