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  1. #31
    Masher touches my Gold Member Outdrive1's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    Quote Originally Posted by epeek
    Sounds like my story.Wife had to have it,never uses
    it. The kids use it at the begining of summer,then
    get bored. I hate the [email protected] thing. Nothing but a
    pain in the a$$. One more thing that I dont have time
    to take care of.

    Same here, I hate the thing, and wish I had a few truck loads of dirt to fill it back in. I don't use it, my wife NEVER uses it. My 9 year daughter on the other hand loves it. She can't get enough of the water. So for her to swim in it once or twice a week in the summer I'm stuck cleaning it, fixing broken parts, adding chemicals every week, back washing it, brushing it, etc. It's about 8 years old now and last year I had to replace the pump, the valves, the Barricuda cleaner, I had the tile cleaned with a bead blaster, had the concrete acid washed and of course that all added up to about 2500 dollars on top of all the regular maintenance. I should have built an in ground spa with a gazebo. Now that IMO would be a better investment.

    Oh btw, I had a puppy drown in the pool last year. We had showed it how to get to the steps for about a week straight. I though it was good and could find it's way out if it fell in.... We came home late one night after going out and found him floating in it. Another reason why I hate the pool.

    Put an extra 20k in your boat and forget the pool.

  2. #32
    Emerald Coast of Florida Gold Member Panic Button's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    We had a pool at the last house, it was a major pain $3-$5k for heat, chemicals and cleaning! New house no pool, but did get a above ground hot tub, the community pool up the street if the kids want to swim and the neighbors have pools. I asked the family what they wanted, bigger boat or a pool, they all agreed BIGGER FASTER BOAT!

  3. #33
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    no f'n way i will ever have another pool or another wife one is as bad as the next

  4. #34
    Registered Zanie's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    swimmin' pool and a boat?
    sure.............. I got that!
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    Have a pool and a boat. The kids use the pool during the week, and we boat on the weekends. I get in the pool about 3 times a year. I hate it. I can't wait until the kids outgrow the pool so I can throw a 1/4 stick of dynamite in the pool.

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    Registered Wardey's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    I have -0- regrets of the pool !!! I have a salt water pool with a care taker system built into the floor, 420,000 btu heater which heats the spa in minutes, motorized jandy valves with a jandy control system I can call from anywhere and turn lights on, heat on or off. When the temps get down to about 36 degrees the pool automaticly turns itself on to keep pipes from freezing. Plus don't forget the added value to your house. Dave

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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    If you put a pool in get an automatic pool cover and a Pool Frog. Cover will keep it clean, lower heating costs and extend chemical life. The Pool Frog automatically distributes the chemicals for you, have to change it out once a month takes 5 mins to do.

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    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    Have both and LOVE both. My kids swim in it all the time. It's really nice after a hot day of boating, to come back to the dock, jump in the pool to get cooled off, then it's back to cleaning up the boat. Wouldn't live in Fl. without 1!

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    Registered Steve Zuckerman's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    We bought a new house this summer that already had a pool. I never wanted one, because I thought the time and $ spent maintaining the pool would eat into my boating. So, I'm a reluctant pool owner.
    However, it has become more fun than I anticipated.......we've had some pretty cool pool parties when we're too tired (or hungover) to go to the lake , and the ladies always dress appropriately (very little) .
    The way I look at it now is it's another option for having a good time with our friends. I would still rather be boating, of course.
    Recommendations (echoed from above): bigger patio space with a tiki bar and hot tub/spa, and an auto cleaner.
    Question for you guys with pool heaters (we don't have one).........
    How much does it cost run it? Natural gas is getting very expensive here (middle TN).

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    Beak botr VIP Member 88Fount33's Avatar
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    Re: Swimming pools and boats

    Quote Originally Posted by Wardey
    Run the boat, come home, jump in the pool !!!! Dave

    What he said. plus you can't get BWI in your pool,.... however you might get nekkid....jus' like de boat.!

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