Hot Springs pools Greenville SC

March 19, 2020


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Location: On a Farm & by the sea

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Hi everyone.
I am starting to do research on swimming pools and would like some unbiased opinions. My hubby has always had a thing against above ground pools but I think it is a nice way to ease into it without a permanent commitment. I have a few questions for you guys as I research on-line:

1. Would an in-ground pool add value to our home?
2. On line estimates say an inground pool is roughly $35, 000 and an above ground pool about $4000...does that sound right to y'all?
3. Can you get an above ground pool deeper than 4'? I'd like a 6 foot deep end in an Emerald or Kidney Shaped ...which is what I"m looking for. Do you have any experience with the partially in-ground above ground pools?
4. Any advice from pool owners? Things to watch for or recommendations of pool companies? I saw one on Hwy 25 South but when I stopped in they were pretty busy and no one had time to speak with me. They didn't seem very friendly but they were probably just busy.

Thanks for any advice or information you can share with me. It has been a long and hot summer here. I had to give up my pool membership (big pool with cabana right on lake Greenwood!) when we made the decision to move to the country so I'm trying to find an affordable alternative to an inground pool.

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Thanks for the input Greenville. I tried to rep you (even though you are taking hubby's side ) but I guess I've given you rep for something else recently...it wouldn't allow it.

AM

Location: Greenville, sc

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Pools could diminish the value of your home, especially if you have the only home in a neighborhood with a pool. There are many potential buyers of houses that do not want to have to deal with a pool. I will say that we used to have an inground pool. It was a royal pain. Think about it real hard before you "dive in". There is a lot of maintenance costs associated with a pool. It is very expensive. For the record, we filled our pool in a few years ago. I am glad we did.

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I have been pool shopping and a IG pool does add value to your home. Probably around 1/2 the cost of the pool, maybe a little less. But I'm pretty sure it will add value. I'd be interested in what CKEEGAN or PGRISS thinks.
I'm not looking at the pool as a home improvement, this is something we want so why not. Were looking at it as 5 good vacations. And by the way the $35, 000 price sounds like you looked at a gunite (concrete) pool. Check out a IG pool with a liner. The liner should last at least 10 years and cost about $1500 to replace. A gunite pool will have to be refinished after 15 years and cost considerably more. Liner pools start at about 15, 000, and really don't go much over 20, 000. Furmanpals is right a pool is not for everyone but with beautiful weather we have a pool sounds great to me. Concerning cost of operation, check out a salt chlorine generator. This unit uses salt to make chlorine. The salt will not only make your water nice and soft but also costs about 1/6 the amount of chlorine. There are also new filter systems that will run about 1/3 the time of regular sand systems to save on electricity.
Now does anyone have any thoughts on the following pool installers:
Hot Springs and Pools
Rickey's Pools
Upstate Pools
Or any other installer?

Location: Murrells Inlet

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My only experience with pools is in FL. An inground pool can add some value to a home, but nowhere near what you pay for it. And it's true- you can scare some buyers away who do not want one. We had a small (15') above ground, and it was fine. It is a never-ending chore to clean it and play with the chemicals, etc. We got 10 good years out of it, and by the time the shell had rusted, we were done with it anyway. Some people really take to pools and use them every day; others will get tired of it, and regret the day they put it in. An inexpensive pool would help you decide if its for you, without a huge outlay of money, and if you don't like it, all you have to deal with is a big sandy spot where it was.

I don't know about SC, but in FL a pool is considered an 'attractive hazard', and must have a minimum 4' fence around it, or your yard, with a lock on it.

Location: Greenville, SC

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Originally Posted by flgargoyle My only experience with pools is in FL. An inground pool can add some value to a home, but nowhere near what you pay for it. And it's true- you can scare some buyers away who do not want one. We had a small (15') above ground, and it was fine. It is a never-ending chore to clean it and play with the chemicals, etc. We got 10 good years out of it, and by the time the shell had rusted, we were done with it anyway. Some people really take to pools and use them every day; others will get tired of it, and regret the day they put it in. An inexpensive pool would help you decide if its for you, without a huge outlay of money, and if you don't like it, all you have to deal with is a big sandy spot where it was. Yes there is the same law about the fence.

I.G. pools are a lot easier to clean than AG pools because of the center drain, most of your dirt will travel to the drain. Also most pool installers throw in a "free" self propelled vacuum.

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