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Old 06-30-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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I want to buy a house with natural swimming pool in Dallas, TX. Will it cost more as against a house with conventional swimming pool. Please advise.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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So a pond?
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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"We have a pool and a pond, the pond would be good for you. "- Caddyshack

Or do you mean chlorine vs saltwater?
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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What the heck is a "natural" pool?
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Never heard of a "natural" pool, and if you're talking about an algae infested pond with fish and critters, gross, who wants to swim in that?
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I believe this is what they are referring to. I would think it would be more expensive as it is less common. It may also hurt resale value even more over just a normal pool.

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Growing up we called those "Stock Tanks"

It's where the cows drank and snakes hung out. Great for fishing.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: garland
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Natural pools are great but definitely more expensive to install than a conventional swimming pool. In most markets, they are a big positive when it comes to resale. I'm not sure why they haven't taken off here as much as other areas.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Never heard of this either but it sounds cool. Also sounds expensive and a lot of work. You are basically creating a whole aquatic ecosystem.

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A natural swimming pool or natural swimming pond (NSP) is a system consisting of a constructed body of water, where the water is contained by an isolating membrane or membranes, in which no chemicals or devices that disinfect or sterilize water are used, and all clarifying and purifying of the water is achieved through biological filters and plants rooted hydroponically in the system.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_pool
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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I believe this is what they are referring to. I would think it would be more expensive as it is less common. It may also hurt resale value even more over just a normal pool.

BIOTOP Natural Pools | Garden Ponds | Nature Pools
I follow real estate listings pretty closely and have never, ever seen a home with one of those in Dallas.

OP, you're probablt going to need to buy a house and install your own natural pool. Hope you plan to live there for a longtime because I cannot see this being positive with respect to resale.
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