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Old 06-28-2012, 04:43 AM
 
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Hire some day laborors to bust up the concrete and implode the pool into itself, then have a landscaping company come and fill it with earth. You have to bust up the concrete on the bottom first, then the walls. If you don't bust up the bottom, the pool will push up through the ground. You will never know it was there.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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I inquired when we needed replaster and new pumps and filter. I was told it cost about the same as replaster. 4-6K. They have to drill holes in the bottom and the remove coping and tile. Then fill with soil.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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Skimmer break? All it is is a weir door and a basket. Do tell...
if the skimmer breaks it isn't doing what it is supposed to be doing. if the pump breaks it isn't doing the important job it is supposed to be doing. it isn't the replacement of the plastic it is the havoc that is caused by the breaking.

i am sorry but today i just have to say it... Americans
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Why don't you fill it with the tears of folks that wanted to toss out the Affordable Care Act?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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My builder did it. It was 6k. They busted out the concrete and filled in in with dirt. Let the ground settle for a few months, and filled it in again. So fricking happy not to have a pool. Now it's a nice lush,green yard. with a few more trees added in.

And yes, if you go on a lot of vacations, things can go wrong, pumps burn out....Polaris has to be fixed annually, replaced every few years. No one used it but the dog. Kids don't use them after they become teens. It wasn't the monthly chemical cost or normal upkeep that did us in, but the breaking of one thing or another.and having to stick your hands in the Frigid water twice daily during the December leaf fall. And if you happen to be out of town, in December, when the skimmers get packed with leaves after three days...yup you guessed it...the pump motor burns out...which in turn burns out the Polaris motor...because it needs the pool pump running in order for that not to happen.

As to value, HCAD said the pool added 1800k to the value of my home. big deal.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Given how hot it's been lately 100+ and how hot it usually is in the summer you really want it gone?!?!? This is Houston. Between 6-8 in the summer that's a relaxing paradise in your own private backyard.

Most houses in Houston with pools have a pool then a good chunk of grass in the backyard still left.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I'm with EA. About 90% of my subdivision has pools. Nobody ever uses them. It is nothing but a PITA.

That damn polaris is like a greedy kid. Every time you turn around, it needs something. We had a creepy at another house. It never needed parts or repair.

Little kids, like it. Most communities have a community pool. That's where the kids are.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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I never hear people mention about the water getting too warm. I had a relatively large pool (28K gallons) in Georgia for 13 years, and when it was really hot outside (Houston!) - - the swim was barely refreshing - - and algae becomes a problem. I can't imagine what happens with these small Houston pools with full sun exposure.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Houston
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We have a misting system. Doesn't look exactly classy but it does cool the water down a little! It would be better if we ran it at night too but we just run our pump during the day.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Anyone have problems with snakes in their pools ? That's a concern for me. We're moving to Houston later this summer and I'd love to have a pool. We're retired and have plenty of free time to maintain it.
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