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Old 05-05-2021, 06:01 AM
 
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So, many have said that places like SoCal and Florida are prime candidates for having a pool? This baffles me. If you have beaches somewhat locally available, why a pool? That doesn’t seem logical. I’d crave one more where I am, landlocked and a solid 5, maybe 6 hours away from a beach...if I have a beach within an hour or so, it seems like the desire for a pool would be entirely erased? What’s the point?
Why drive an hour to the beach when you can walk outside to your pool at any time?
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:04 AM
 
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About 1% is what it adds. And that's IF the buyer wants a pool...

Most see a pool as a liability.
In FL, resales of homes are getting 100% or more of the pool value these days. Granted, these are unusual times.
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM
 
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So, many have said that places like SoCal and Florida are prime candidates for having a pool? This baffles me. If you have beaches somewhat locally available, why a pool? That doesn’t seem logical. I’d crave one more where I am, landlocked and a solid 5, maybe 6 hours away from a beach...if I have a beach within an hour or so, it seems like the desire for a pool would be entirely erased? What’s the point?
In SWFL on the Gulf there is always something seasonally that makes the beach not so attractive: sharks, jellyfish, crowds of tourists/snowbirds or red tide events. The pandemic brought a new one last year: all the beaches were closed for six weeks, with no exceptions. We love the beach for what it is with awesome sunsets and that feeling around big water. We love our pool with privacy fence for being able to step out into our lanai any time of the day or night with or without swimsuits whenever we want.
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Old Yesterday, 02:56 PM
 
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A pool....to me...Zip.

I wouldn't even look at the house.....I dont want the hassle. Time wise or legal issue wise. I say legal issue due to insurance, fencing and trespassing problems.
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Old Yesterday, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Why drive an hour to the beach when you can walk outside to your pool at any time?
Yeah that’s a truly baffling comment I agree. Are you going to go swim in the ocean?! Also do you have time to drive and park at the beach and hang out every day? No? I have time every single day to swim. Even if it’s just an hour midday I still take advantage constantly. I wouldn’t almost ever be bothered to deal with public beaches. I lived in LA for 5 years but I maybe visited a beach during the day like 3 times? If that? I went more for film festivals to beach communities or happy hours than I ever did an actual beach. They’re loaded with people, dirty, parking is almost impossible, and I didn’t have friends who midday would usually just want to go to a beach. Plus, swimming in the ocean sucks and isn’t even safe. It’s cold and annoying.

In Vegas, the Review Journal just ran an article on houses with pools - buyers snatch them up. You don’t move to a place where it’s 100+ for like 4 months of the year and then not have a pool unless you’re poor or clueless or both. I can’t imagine not having a pool here, it would be so sad. Stuck inside all summer I guess pretending it’s winter?
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