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Old 10-19-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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as a recent so cali transplant i can tell you our pool was a godsend this summer- we swam every day - when that afternoon heat hits ( and it is nothing like So calif heat in Aug or sept ) you will be happy you had one -

having a pool in your own yard is not that big deal - turn the pool timer up to 12 - 14 hours - use nomor problem chemical and brush every other day - heck you are in the pool anyway -

We are retired so using the pool 1-3 times a day was great - this year the heat early May into Oct- our last pool day was Oct 8 - but the dogs sill use it every day

you won't regret it -
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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...as a recent so cali transplant...
So what's it like in Colombia these days?
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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I lived in Texas (Dallas, actually a bit hotter and more humid than Austin) 45 years, never had a pool, never wanted one.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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No you don't *need* a pool but it's a must for us.

Kids absolutely love it.

Ours sits beneath a massive red oak so it is shaded for a good part of the day.

I'd prefer to just walk out and swim vs. having to drive or walk to a public one, that and I don't want to deal with the public.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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I'd prefer to just walk out and swim vs. having to drive or walk to a public one, that and I don't want to deal with the public.
Or those annoying wet bathing suits....
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Relocating from Southern California and some people try to scare us off from relocating due to the heat!
So my question is do you really need a pool in your back yard? I see many communities have beautiful pools and clubs! I’m hoping to take advantage of the Lake Travis fun! Can you give me any info regarding the heat? We were there for 1 day this past August and it was warm for sure. But reminded me of the Caribbean in the summer.
Thank you in advance.
The heat is an issue and no pools are not necessary. However, we really do not need more people. That is crux of the issue.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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I think most of ATX had enough water for a little while.

Basically a good part of Austin was one big backyard pool.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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The best advice I can give is come, in August, and stay for a week or two. Then imagine it being like that from late May to October.
You could imagine that but it only exists in your mind.

Try posting some facts.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Ours sits beneath a massive red oak so it is shaded for a good part of the day.

The thought of raking the jillionís of those red oak leaves out of the pool & yard would be very off-putting. Iíll never have one of those in my yard again.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:49 PM
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I don't think you "need" a pool any more than you "need" a gun. But both of them can potentially make you feel better at times. Welcome to Texas!
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