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HarryH3
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Re: Some pre-purchase renovation questions

One other thing to note about owning a pool. The companies that make pool products seem to assume that only rich people own pools. Thus every part that you'll ever need to replace is priced as if it were gold plated. Sometimes you can find deals online, but be prepared to buy $50 light bulbs, $25 gaskets, and other assorted items that have 1,000% markups.


Draiman
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said by HarryH3:

One other thing to note about owning a pool. The companies that make pool products seem to assume that only rich people own pools. Thus every part that you'll ever need to replace is priced as if it were gold plated. Sometimes you can find deals online, but be prepared to buy $50 light bulbs, $25 gaskets, and other assorted items that have 1,000% markups.

Yup! I'd say plan $100 a month for basic maintenance and put $100 into a repairs account per month. Otherwise when the pump dies and you need to spend THOUSANDS it's a major shock. If you have $2,000-3,000 in a saving account waiting for it to break you're all set. A pool is the biggest money pit you can imagine. The saying about the two happiest day in a man's life is when he buys a boat and sells a boat pales in comparison to a pool. For the wife and I we reduce the price of the house by $10,000 if it has a pool. After maintaining a pool for about 10 years NEVER AGAIN!!!!
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