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Old 05-05-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: ontario canada
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Looking to have a very small pool built in Maricopa. If you could recommend someone I would appreciate it. I would also require someone to maintain the pool on a weekly bases. I have called some of the bigger well known companies they seem to just want to build a big one. I just need something to get wet in, nothing fancy, and easy on the budget.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Do you really want to spend all that money on something that may not be appealing when you resell the house? IF what you are talking about is what I am thinking of - commonly called a "spool", I'd seriously reconsider. Either go larger to a standard size play pool (which still isn't all that large) or don't do a pool at all.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Rural Michigan
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Looking to have a very small pool built in Maricopa. If you could recommend someone I would appreciate it. I would also require someone to maintain the pool on a weekly bases. I have called some of the bigger well known companies they seem to just want to build a big one. I just need something to get wet in, nothing fancy, and easy on the budget.

If you just want to get wet, and you want "easy on the budget", you might consider a used hot tub off Craigslist. They're a luxury item that lose most of their value once they've been set up, it's common to see $7000 tubs for $1500 there, and there are companies that specialize in moving & setting them up, so you don't need an army of guys to wrestle them into your yard.

Otherwise, your looking at probably ten times that no matter how small it is for a real pool, without any upgrades.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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There are some very nice above ground pools that I've seen at the Mesa Marketplace. They are inexpensive, relatively easy to set up, large enough to actually swim in, you can take them with you if/when you move and they are only around $3500.00.
Don't quote me on the price. That's what I remember from last summer.
I ended up getting a place that had a built in pool but I did look at those and for the money, I would have bought one if I didn't find a place with a pool.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I too would recommend an above ground spa.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Looking to have a very small pool built in Maricopa. If you could recommend someone I would appreciate it. I would also require someone to maintain the pool on a weekly bases. I have called some of the bigger well known companies they seem to just want to build a big one. I just need something to get wet in, nothing fancy, and easy on the budget.
You're in luck...we had our pool built by Presidential Pools and they did a fantastic job and we have been very happy with them. Our salesman, who at the time worked in the now closed Goodyear office, moved to the Maricopa office several years ago. He is a super guy and was very straight forward and designed a very nice pool. His name is Bill Besign and I can highly recommend him if he is still with the company.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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I was going to suggest a hot tub as well. We have a pool and an above-ground hot tub. While the pool is fabulous in the hot summer months and also for the kids, we don't use it year round as it's not heated. We use the hot tub all year long, except the really hot months. I just decrease the temp as it gets hotter outside. You could probably just stop heating yours completely during the summer. It would be MUCH cheaper to purchase and maintain, and you'd get more use out of it if you're just looking for a way to cool off. You can also buy a smaller sized one, big enough for 4, or a larger one. I think it's a much more economical way to go, based on your criteria.

I, personally, wouldn't buy one second-hand unless you know how to check it out thoroughly before buying. But that's just me.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Also, an above ground spa is personal property and you can take it with you when you move. A built-in pool or spa is going to only pay back a small portion of its cost when you sell the house.
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