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Posted: 6/25/2003 8:11:59 AM EDT
How much extra is the damage a month? Anyone have a backyard pool - not of the aboveground variety - that could give me some info? Are pools worth the extra maintenance and above all, extra (if any) elec. expense?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:16:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 8:49:27 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Depends on the size and such. You can take the motor's rating and do the math. I run my filter 12 hours a day. I'm also running an electric heated hot tub and a gas heater on the pool. Ain't too cheap, but with temps hitting 100 degrees today, it's great! I wish I'd done a pool years ago. Not that much maintenance today. Very little work. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=141&iGalleryUnq=399&iImageUnq=14113[/img]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:28:34 AM EDT
Burrito, Whether its worth it or not depends on how much use you expect to get out of it. For example, I live in N. Alabama, have 2 kids, 8 and 13 and live in a neighborhood with lots of kids. So we get a lot of use out of our pool and really enjoy it. My pool is a large T shape and has 45,000 gallons of water. I run the filter 24/7. I don't know how much in money it costs me, but its worth it to me. Thanks, Merlin
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:41:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Merlin: Burrito, My pool is a large T shape and has 45,000 gallons of water. I run the filter 24/7.
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Why so much? I'm at 30,000 gallons, but the pool guys only told me 12 hours a day.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:46:47 AM EDT
I've got a 20x40 inground, and I would guess it is about $75 in the summer. Hard to tell, though, as the AC spins the meter pretty good in the summer. I run mine probably 20 hours a day. I used to run it less, but felt the water clarity suffered. I've got 2 kids, 7 & 10, who are in it a bunch with a bunch of friends.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:53:58 AM EDT
What do you guys have for filters? Sand? I've got the cartridge style. Only gets cleaned once a season. Sure beats backwashing all the time! (of course I've been dumping at least 1,000 gallons a week given all the rain lately)
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:13:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 9:18:56 AM EDT by Merlin]
I have the sand filter (they've since banned it for use in Madison, where I live), but I only backwash maybe once per week, if then. We had a lot of rain in May and I backwashed more often then. I run 24/7 due to advice from the pool supply and company advice. I used to turn off the pumps at the breaker panel, but didn't want to stress a $110 GFI 40 amp breaker. 6 or one/half dozen the other, I guess. Pool water is clear as a bell and its being used as we speak by my daughter, son and the 3 girls next door (their parents are watching them). Thanks, Merlin Edited to add Terraserver aerial photo of my house with pool. My house is across the street from the neighborhood park (the figure 8 in the center of the picture) and 5 houses to the left. You can just make out the pool with its concrete around it. http://terraserverusa.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=10&x=2615&y=19207&z=16&w=2 Thanks, Merlin
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:16:50 AM EDT
What part of PA do you live in Fight?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:19:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle: What part of PA do you live in Fight?
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York. West Manchester, specifically.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 10:05:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 10:06:15 AM EDT by SuperAlpha]
remember this - for a $40k pool, you will probably see $2k for it in an appraisal. I am not saying it is not worth $40k, but that is all the bank's appraiser's will give you for it. Their idea is that it is too customized, and that reduces the market. But if you can find someone who will pay, it is not a big deal.....unless they try to finance with the minimum down payment.
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