Snobby pool thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by lechnerd, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. tigr2ndbase

    tigr2ndbase Well-Known Member
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    Don’t forget to factor the other costs like running gas line if you need and replacing the landscaping that gets torn up. Our pavers came in today so pool should be finished in the next 3-4 weeks.
     
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  2. Imurhuckleberry

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    Had a pool designer over to look at our project today and they recommended Ozone over Salt. Anyone have thoughts?
     
  3. Boo MFer!

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    Assuming we officially enter a recession before the end of the year, what do we think will happen to pool construction prices? Wife is concerned about buying at the absolute high point right now and then the market cratering in six months. My retort is we live in an affluent area that’s not likely to be impacted by normal market conditions all that much. I can’t imagine demand drops all that much here and vendors have always upcharged here because of our zip code. Thoughts?
     
  4. tigr2ndbase

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    I’ve gone through this scenario in my head multiple times after we started the process. I honestly don’t know what I would do if I was at the beginning. I’d say I would be 75% holding off to see what happens and the other part pulling the trigger. If it was just me I would hold off but the wife and kids wanted it badly. It’s going to be great once done and we’ll enjoy the hell out of it but I would have loved to see the money stay in the bank account for the time being.
     
  5. pperc

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    YOLO
     
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  6. War Grundle

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    We had a pool growing up but my wife didnt so back in 2014 when we were looking for our first house she was adamant she wanted one. There were a few houses we liked that didnt have one and we said we could put one in and our realtor discouraged it saying even if only costs $50-$60K it doesnt immediately add that same value to the office like updating the kitchen or bathrooms would. We ended up buying a home that had a pool but I think it would be cool to put one in and design it to your liking.
     
  7. Boo MFer!

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    Totally valid and part of me agrees with you. Another part isn’t so sure things are going to change that drastically here. And then another part is full-on:
     
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  8. Boo MFer!

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    Exactly. Our last Westchase house had one, but it was a very basic late 90s pool. The idea of starting from scratch and designing exactly what we want is exciting.
     
  9. War Grundle

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    I think Ozone is an add-on to salt water pools? I have heard good things.
     
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  10. a.tramp

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    Ozone is a secondary sanitizer. It neither takes the place of salt generated chlorine, liquid chlorine, or tablets.

    I would get a true UV sanitizer as a secondary sanitizer over ozone.
     
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  11. CF3234

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    Imo the demand for pools is so high right now that the only people buying them are the people who are pretty recession proof. Maybe prices level off a little bit, but I think pool prices have found a new permanent floor.
     
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  12. Boo MFer!

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    I’ve also made this point to my wife. I’ll tell her CF3234 from the internet agrees.
     
  13. CF3234

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    Is this the first thing we have ever agreed on?
     
  14. Boo MFer!

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    :beerchug:
     
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  15. poetictrojan

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    Deposit down today. Build starts in October. The economy could be good and on fire by then but here we go!
     
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  16. adephoi

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    Writing checks will be painful. One afternoon when you’re sitting out there and look around at kids/family/friends/pets enjoying it you’ll say “this is why I built it”. You’ll never financially justify it. You’re buying time and memories. Don’t let money ruin that for you. The build will have issues. Every construction project does. Just roll with it and try to enjoy the process.
     
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  17. CF3234

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    This is what I’m telling myself. Will never get my money back, but I’ll get it and then some in memories.
     
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  18. ned's head

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    I used to give myself a very similar pep talk on the way to the strip club
     
  19. pperc

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    YOLO
     
  20. Boo MFer!

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    Do I really need a spa?
     
  21. CF3234

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    If you are already asking this question the answer is no.
     
  22. Zack Zedalis

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    From a manufacturing standpoint I wouldn’t expect prices to drastically decrease anytime soon. :twocents:
     
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