Moving to Phoenix. Pool or nah?

Discussion in 'General' started by shakazulu12, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    House shopping now. GF is from Arizona and is adamant that she doesn't want to deal with one. I don't care one way or the other at the moment. We spend a lot of time there visiting her family already, who have a pool. I think in the couple dozen trips we have made, we have used it once. That being said, tons of houses already have them, doesn't seem to be much of a price difference either.

    What say the Beeb?
  2. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking The Iron Price

    Of course you need a pool.

    It's fucking Arizona.

    Once you get your chemicals dialed, it really only takes a gallon of bleach every other day and you're golden. TroubleFreePool will be your friend.
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  3. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    A pool is just a hole in the ground that you pour money into.

    Boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into.

    Nope on both.
  4. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but there ain't shit else to do in Arizona, so why not have both
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  5. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Damn! Every other day? Thats way more than I would have ever imagined
  6. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Herein lies the answer...

    Only possible reason to have one is to add resale value if you plan on selling at some point.
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  7. FastByKids

    FastByKids Tire Warmers What?

    Just moved away from Phoenix and had a pool.

    I'd say unless you really want to spend 15 hours a week to maintain it, don't go down the rabbit hole.

    1. It get's so ballz hot that your chemicals will evaporate constantly and you will pull your hair out keeping the pool balanced.
    2, Pigeons, if you don't know how dirty those slimly birds are and how they funk up your pool then don't do it. (Especially if the neighbors have solar panels. Those things are like crack to pigeons.)
    3. The real hidden cost especially if you have kids / company are the opening and closing of the sliding door a bazillion times in 115 degree.
    4. The pool will get hotter than bathwater and getting in will have you sweating in no time.

    The only plus is when we sold. Those Cali weenies are so desperate to leave their state they pounce on everything especially if it has a pool.
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  8. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    Pool, no need. But, if I was a younger man and lived in Arizona. I’d have a pro charged LS jet boat and be on Lake Havasu every chance I got. That cash won’t be in your casket.
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  9. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    No to the pool. They are a pain, and everyone else has one if you really want to use one at some point.
    We have 4 lakes within a hour's drive from the valley. Get a boat.
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  10. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    OPP is the best.

    Pool. The best Pool. As in Other Peoples Pool

    Dont go original OPP cause that can get real expensive. Like Half expensive.
  11. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

  12. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Okay, that settles it. More lawn space for the dog is a bonus, and I was thinking we would use an outdoor living space/kitchen with misters more than a pool. The search continues.
  13. Knotcher

    Knotcher Well-Known Member

    Misting system. Good one with a high pressure pump. Don’t cheap out.
  14. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    High pressure Misters
    Shade & patio
    No Pool
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  15. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    @Jedb Putting christmas lights on the cactus for sure.
  16. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)


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  17. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    We spent Christmas there and I was entirely too amused at everyone doing that.
  18. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    Build shade, not pool.
  19. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    It's a fun thing.
    Like the palm trees in San Diego.
    That corona beer commercial isn't too far off.
  20. FastByKids

    FastByKids Tire Warmers What?

    Our dogs were in shock learning how to do their business on gravel. (We had lived in Houston before the relo) And plastic grass is not the way to go. Don't ask how we know. Be prepared for some training and don't get caught off guard.

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