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Old 01-01-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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My husband and I are planning to relocate to Tucson next year but we were worried about the availability of water and how much it is to maintain a pool there. Anyone have any thoughts Thanks!

Last edited by KC13; 01-01-2010 at 09:21 AM.. Reason: grammer errors
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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My husband and I are planning to relocate to Tucson next year but we were worried about the availability of water and how much it is to maintain a pool there. Anyone have any thoughts Thanks!
Same as anywhere else... You just pay for the water like normal, maint is like anywhere else too
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Pools are kinda like boats . . .

Happy when you buy one but even happier when you sell it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Pools are kinda like boats . . .

Happy when you buy one but even happier when you sell it.
Haha!
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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It is environmentally irresponsible to have a pool in Tucson. Tucson "mines" its water withdrawing most of it from aquifers at a rate far greater than it is being replaced. If you want a pool in AZ, move to a place (i.e. Phoenix) where there are renewable water sources.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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It is environmentally irresponsible to have a pool in Tucson. Tucson "mines" its water withdrawing most of it from aquifers at a rate far greater than it is being replaced. If you want a pool in AZ, move to a place (i.e. Phoenix) where there are renewable water sources.
AMEN, Ponderosa . . . the same applies to LUSH LAWNS!
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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AMEN, Ponderosa . . . the same applies to LUSH LAWNS!
True... unfortunatly, many clueless non-Arizonans come to the desert with visions of sugarplums and greener-than-thine lawns dancing in their heads... complete with top-of-the-line John Deere lawnmowers and bags of fertilizer!

Ugh & YUCK!
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Townsend, Massachusetts
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I see an awful lot of pools in Tucson. Do you think all of these people are irresponsible? Maybe you just can not afford a pool yourself. How often does one fill a pool in Tucson?
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I see an awful lot of pools in Tucson. Do you think all of these people are irresponsible? Maybe you just can not afford a pool yourself. How often does one fill a pool in Tucson?
Tucson has a finite water supply. Each pool hastens the day when the wells run dry. Annual free surface evaporation is several feet in the desert climate. It is not a matter of how often one fills a pool out here. Keeping it filled is where the water goes.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I see an awful lot of pools in Tucson. Do you think all of these people are irresponsible? Maybe you just can not afford a pool yourself. How often does one fill a pool in Tucson?
You'd probably be surprised, Brrrinmass.

Due to frequent single digit humidity, the rate of evaporation is incredible. I've never seen actual figures but I have a feeling keeping a pool filled could very well be equal to filling it a number of times each year.
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