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Old 02-10-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Question: Are you having trouble finding homes that already have a pool? I ask not to be argumentative, but because right now, I'm actively house-hunting in Phoenix metro and I wish it were possible on realtor.com et al to click NO POOL because of how much time I waste clicking into listings that have one.

Aren't there an assortment of reasonable options that already have a pool?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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Pools generally run $20K to $70K or more depending on size and features.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Pools generally run $20K to $70K or more depending on size and features.
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Pools generally run $20K to $70K or more depending on size and features.
Any particular reason you plagiarized my post?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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Question: Are you having trouble finding homes that already have a pool? I ask not to be argumentative, but because right now, I'm actively house-hunting in Phoenix metro and I wish it were possible on realtor.com et al to click NO POOL because of how much time I waste clicking into listings that have one. ...
If you work with an agent, the agent can set up a search for you in the MLS to exclude listings with pools.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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That seems a bit steep. I know a service that is about $80/mo for weekly cleaning and chemical adjustment.
that's a great deal if it includes the cost of chemicals, also....they may also have periodic charges for maintenance, parts, repair labor....
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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that's a great deal if it includes the cost of chemicals, also....they may also have periodic charges for maintenance, parts, repair labor....
Yes, repairs including parts and labor are extra.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I'm curious if anyone knows the cost to put a brand new pool in if we were to purchase a home that didn't have one already? We are seeing some steals on ziprealty right now - 2500 sq ft homes for $80,000???? I guess 2 questions here, not being in PHX right now, are the prices we are seeing real? Some seem too good to be true. Second question would be if we buy that home without a pool, what would the cost be to put a new one in?

Thanks!
I would not have a home with a pool. Notwithstanding the fact that lots and lots of people drown in their very own swimming pools every single year, the insurance is much higher and the liability issues are unbelievable. If a friend comes over and her child (or grandchild) drowns in your pool, you could be sued and spend the rest of your life paying off a multi-million dollar judgment.

Not only that, they are a pain in the butt to maintain. But that's me. LOL

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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...the insurance is much higher ...
I guess it depend where you are. I don't think there is much if any additional insurance cost for homes with pools in the Phoenix area. Of course, you could always add additional liability insurance if that is a concern, and recommended for landlords that rent homes with pools.
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