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Livingthedream55

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Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« on: October 08, 2015, 01:42:29 PM »
I am thinking of buying a 888 sq. ft one level house (this will be my house for retirement) - I am downsizing (have already sold previous home) and so will be paying for this for CASH (WooHOO!)

The house comes with an above ground pool - I live in New England and it's never been my dream to have a backyard pool. In fact, I rented all summer and never once went to the pool at my aprtment complex - even when it hit 95 degrees!

I just don't want the upkeep and liability and I envision so much more outdoor space in the fully fenced backyard if I have it removed.

So - I am not really too conflicted about this but am mainly curious to hear if others' here have removed an above ground pool? I also see that people advertise on craigslist for folks to take them away for free. I wonder if that is worth the trouble. I am pretty comfortable factoring in the cost of this as part of the purchase expense.

Thanks in advance!!


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Re: Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 07:52:49 PM »
If you don't want it, you won't maintain it. Get rid of it.

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Re: Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 10:21:48 PM »
Yes, drain it an offer it on craigslist to the first person willing to take it apart and haul it away without damaging your property.

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Re: Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 10:24:28 PM »
Remove it - especially since you don't really care about swimming. You'll have a dead patch that will need reseeding in the spring, but it will be cheaper (insurance rates alone should be much less with it gone) and nicer looking than leaving it. I loathe above ground pools... sooooo ugly.

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Re: Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 10:41:13 PM »
And that is another good point.  Your homeowners' insurance will drop without the pool.

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Re: Keep an above ground pool or have it removed?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 12:00:21 AM »
Pools - The foot spas and fondue sets of the property world