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Old 08-27-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Why is it that over 90% (maybe more) of the houses on the market do not have private swimming pools? I understand that the developments offer a community pool, but it's having your own pool in Charlotte a great feature?
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Believe it or not, pools do not always "add value" to a home -- or not as much value as you might think. IMO many homes do not have pools since lot sizes are generally smaller here, and a pool can take up much of the back yard.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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My thought is because of maintenance, costs and pools are seasonal compared to say, Florida. If you have a community pool, it knocks out the cost and maintenance.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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we had an inground pool in NJ and honestly dh loves not having to take care of a pool. however I do liked having one in y backyard..but.when we were looking there wasnt much with any inground pools unless it was a community one..

good luck to you
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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In reality it's just because Charlotte is such a new city. People pour everything into the house and pools are not on top of the list because of having community pools. Most people I've found end up getting a back yard pool in the long run, they get tired of the chaos of the community pool and realize the cost is about the same in the end. The other reason is Charlotte has many who come in go and don't invest in major upgrades in the property, because they know they will be moving

As to value, it is true it doesn't always add value. Usually those cases are where it is an ugly pool, Pool doesn't fit the site, not well care for etc. I've never seen a well done pool distract from a property.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In reality it's just because Charlotte is such a new city. People pour everything into the house and pools are not on top of the list because of having community pools. Most people I've found end up getting a back yard pool in the long run, they get tired of the chaos of the community pool and realize the cost is about the same in the end. The other reason is Charlotte has many who come in go and don't invest in major upgrades in the property, because they know they will be moving

As to value, it is true it doesn't always add value. Usually those cases are where it is an ugly pool, Pool doesn't fit the site, not well care for etc. I've never seen a well done pool distract from a property.
Do you or anyone know of any reputable pool installation companies that i could get some information from?
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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In reality it's just because Charlotte is such a new city. People pour everything into the house and pools are not on top of the list because of having community pools. Most people I've found end up getting a back yard pool in the long run, they get tired of the chaos of the community pool and realize the cost is about the same in the end. The other reason is Charlotte has many who come in go and don't invest in major upgrades in the property, because they know they will be moving

As to value, it is true it doesn't always add value. Usually those cases are where it is an ugly pool, Pool doesn't fit the site, not well care for etc. I've never seen a well done pool distract from a property.
I disagree with your explanation for why there are so few pools in Charlotte homes. Charlotte as a city is over 150 years old, we are not that new - though much of the city growth expanding all around the city is of course new in the last 30 years.

But even in the oldest established parts of Charlotte pools were never a big thing. It's a southern lifestyle choice. People in the south have always enjoyed the community aspect of doing things. So those in Myers Park and Dilworth, who could have easily afforded their own pools, instead joined the country club to swim, socialize and relax. Other more middle class and even poorer neighborhoods all had either neighborhood pools or community pools built for them by the city. As a people we preferred getting out amongst our neighbors.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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KingOfQueens-Love your id.

I know someone who had a pool and the upkeep nearly killed them. When it came time to sell their house it was a huge burden. People just didn't want the responsibilty that came with owning a pool. When I grew up I always said when I had a house, I was going to have a pool. Well, I owned a few houses and as a buy grown up, I don't have the resources to be bothered with a pool. Live and learn.

I agree with loves the mountains, the social aspects are huge down here in the south. It's a great way to meet other people, isntead of staying holed up at homd.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Coming from Arizona and Texas pools were much more common. You also had different weather patterns which allowed longer use time. They also made them differently to build into the backyard appeal.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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KingOfQueens-Love your id.

I know someone who had a pool and the upkeep nearly killed them. When it came time to sell their house it was a huge burden. People just didn't want the responsibilty that came with owning a pool. When I grew up I always said when I had a house, I was going to have a pool. Well, I owned a few houses and as a buy grown up, I don't have the resources to be bothered with a pool. Live and learn.

I agree with loves the mountains, the social aspects are huge down here in the south. It's a great way to meet other people, isntead of staying holed up at homd.
I guess the idea is that moving to a new place (outside NY) down south becomes more attractive to visit when you have a pool entertain with, especially with the warmer weather. Maybe we could get one of those robot pool vacums and a service to keep the chemicals up to speed. I hear you about the social aspects in the community, maybe we'd have a couple pool parties....who's in?
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