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Old 03-17-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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This may seem liek a silly question but how much does it cost to have a medium sized pool put in? It's on our kids' wish list.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Walmart has the blow up one's fairly cheap

When you find out let me know so I can tell my wife NO...
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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When we moved to SC, we got a house with a pool. It costs about 300$ per year to maintain (chemicals). Other long term expenses are pumps which go out every 6 years or so (about 250$) and a liner (if you have a vinyl liner). The liner costs about 1,000 to replace but lasts for around 15 years. I hope that helps. I really love having a pool.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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My brother works for a large pool company in Chas. and he says the price of an inground pool depends on many factors including size, type, materials used, etc. I was considering one, but the $20,000 - $40,000 price tag made me join a local pool instead.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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SCBeaches is right. $20K should get you in ok.
The "drop in" pre-formed models work well down here, as there is no freeze problem. That should save you a bunch.
jim
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Don't forget about fencing the pool in for the little ones, the added cost of Homeowners liability insurance and the possible difficulty in selling your home in the future.

An inground pool is not exactly an asset for most people.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Don't forget about fencing the pool in for the little ones, the added cost of Homeowners liability insurance and the possible difficulty in selling your home in the future.

An inground pool is not exactly an asset for most people.
Good points!
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Had a pool installed July 2008 by Sunbrust/Sundance Pools in Summerville SC cost was $28,000.00 a Liberty fiberglass pool 14 X 30 in September of 2008 we noticed pool tile was slipping pool in now sinking MR. ROGER GOODMAN OF SUNBURST/ SUNDANCE Pools does not stand behind his work we are now trying to get SC Consumer Affairs to help with matter but as of this date nothing is happing to get problem fixed. Pool is still sinking ! WORD OF ADVICE GET ABOVE GROUND WAL-MART POOL AND STAY AWAY FROM SUNBURST/ SUNDANCE POOL OF SUMMERVILLE !

PLEASE PASS ALONG AND SAVE SOMEONE ELSE FROM MAKING A BIG BAD MISTAKE !
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Thanks for the heads up as we may be looking sometime this or next year.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: East of I 95, NC
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When you find out let me know so I can tell my wife NO...
Sounds so typically like my hubby.. I had to agree to do ALL the cleaning and chemical analysis in order to get one. But I did get them to throw in a Polaris cleaner, so it wasn't too bad. And I was young and strong back then.. lol

Maybe that could be a selling point for people with kids.. OK, kids, YOU HAVE TO VAC, SKIM, and test the water chemicals DAILY... otherwise it's a no-go.
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