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Old 09-19-2012, 05:51 AM
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In buying a home, does it really make a big difference whether the pool has a southern, northern, etc exposure? and if so, which is preferred? Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:19 AM
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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The direction will determine the amount of sun exposure you get daily. The more sun you get, the more natural heating you'll have and the less mold and algae you'll have so that means a little less maintenance. Whatever the direction, I can tell you from experience that you don't want bushes too close to the pool cage and you definitely don't want trees, especially pines, close to the pool if they tower above the cage. The dirt level goes way up and it is a pain to keep the cage clean.

A southerly exposure affords the greatest amount of sun. A northern exposure will be the least.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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It depends on what your personal preferences are and where the pool is located at the home. Some pools are connected to the back of the home off of the lanai and others are in the yard further away from the house. It depends if you want sun all day long on your pool or prefer to have some shade. It also depends on if the pool has a heater or not. If it doesn't have a heater then you would want southern exposure to get the maximum amount of sun to help heat up the pool. Otherwise the pool gets too cold to use in the winter. All in all it is a personal preference. I like to have sun on my lanai in the morning and shade in the evening while I am sitting on my lanai at dinner time. My pool just happens to be in my yard away from the house and it gets full sun all day. We go to the lanai for shade when it gets too hot.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:34 PM
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My house faces northwest and my pool is out back so that is southeast. We can tell the time of day by wher the sun is on the pool as the shade from the house starts to cover it. We get full sun from morning till about 3 then it starts to go to shade on the poolside closest to the house. By 6 pm no more sun on the pool.
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