Closing Pool...Sad day

judiegal6April 10, 2014


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judiegal6

I had a message along with pics, don't know what happened to it. We closed our pool yesterday after 25 years for the best times. Birthdays, showers, graduations, my kids are so sad. We are moving into a new home we are building, now that my kids are grown. We will be renting out this house, but didn't want the liabilities of the pool. Great memories.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:49AM
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deee_gw

Closing the pool? To me, that means putting a cover over it! You are destroying yours. It is a sad sight.. Why are you taking it out?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:51AM
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judiegal6

The liabilities of renting out a house with a pool is just not worth to me. It also need major repairs $$$.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:01AM
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dedtired

Aw, that's sad. I can understand that you don't want to expose yourself to liability, I guess. Too bad. My mom's pool has become a frog pond. After everyone grew up and left and got too busy for swimming very often, she stopped opening it. It eventually "returned to nature". It's even got an island floating in the middle! Fortunately she has a large property and the pool is set far away from the house.

I miss it and wish I could go for a swim sometimes, but not often enough for the amount of maintenance it requires.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:01AM
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judiegal6

I'm hoping one of my daughters, will put one in. It would be nice to enjoy the grandchildren swimming, without the headaches. I pretty much took care of it for all those years. I don't have the back for it anymore.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:05AM
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judiegal6

I'm hoping one of my daughters, will put one in. It would be nice to enjoy the grandchildren swimming, without the headaches. I pretty much took care of it for all those years. I don't have the back for it anymore.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:06AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I'm sure you had a lot of happy memories there, but definitely the right choice with tenants. Everything in life changes...that's the way of life...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:18AM
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annkh_nd

That is a sad day! What a gorgeous pool. Our neighbors have one, not quite as big as yours, and we've spent many delightful afternoons there. Neighbor kids, boys and girls, ranging in age from 9 to 19 would play together for hours. What other activity offers that?

What will yo do with the gaping hole in the yard?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 10:02AM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Aww, that is sad. But pools are indeed a lot of work and/or expense. That said, I do think that creating a nice setting for parties and events is totally worth it. When you have a pool, you have more parties, and more memories, IMHO. My kids have hosted end-of-school-year all-class pool parties since preK, and they are in middle school now and still love the tradition.

Let's hope your DD caves!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 10:10AM
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madeyna

That is sad it was beatiful. But I totally understand why you felt you had to do it.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 12:39PM
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Holly- Kay

(((Hugs))) Judie. Yes change is the way of life but some changes are just bittersweet.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 1:42PM
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patty_cakes

Judie, as sad as it is, IMO you're doing the best thing if you'll be renting. Memories don't require something tangible to be savored. I haven't had a pool for years, but when the kids were younger we had one installed in our first home in San Diego. With 5 kids, it was constantly filled their friends, but only when I was home. When they became teens, it was quite the gathering place, especially on summer evenings, with more talking than actual swimming, and many parties, including my 50th!

Bring everyone together and toast to all the good times had there! ;)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 2:12PM
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DLM2000

Sad but certainly understandable. I have no doubt you'll continue to create wonderful memories with or without another pool in the picture.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 2:56PM
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glad2b

That is sad indeed! I can only imagine all the feelings you must have had, I hope you find lots and lots of joy in your new home. :)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 3:47PM
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juddgirl2

I'm sorry :(

Pools are very fun, especially when you have young children, but are a lot of work and a big expense to keep up. Besides having to maintain it, our electric bill is quite high due to the pool motor, particularly during the summer when it needs to run for several hours a day.

We still have one 10-year old at home and she and her friends love using the pool during most of the year, but If and when we move we won't be looking for a house with a pool. Jacuzzi, yes! Pool, no.

My daughter and son-in-law filled in the pool in their first home that they bought last year. They now have a beautiful deck in that space

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 2:01AM
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