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SaraD


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 10:25

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Hi,





Can anyone advise:



A) How much roughly a decent sized pool would cost?

B) Recommendations of such companies?

c) The running cost of one?



and finally



D) Opinions of pools..... worth investing or just take yourself along to beach?



Thanks in advance



Panchocat


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 11:06

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Speak to Eren at Cyprus pools or Vaughan at Octopus.

Matter of opinion about the investment, personally wouldn't be without one so you can go and cool off between the hoovering, the ironing and the cooking!



0maintenance


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13/07/2011 11:29

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Do you want a traditional concrete and tile pool or a liner pool?



There is quite a difference in costs.



The liner pool could be built and ready to use quicker than a conventional tiled pool,maybe all finished in 7 to 10 days.Some may say a tiled traditional is better.



I suppose its personal taste when it comes to tiled or liner.



If i was having a pool built here now i would go with a liner pool.But that is just my choice.



A 8x4 pool could cost you around 660 a year for a company to maintain,then you have your own running costs,electricity and water top ups. lets say 40TL a month in electricity use,maybe less or could be more =480TL, plus water top ups and also yearly maintenance,maybe around 1000 per year to run your pool,give or take a little. You could look after it yourself and save maybe 50% of the above cost.



Happy chlorine free swimming folks



http://www.zerochlor.co.uk



schnib


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 12:58

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Hi ,fully agree with message 3.We use an excellent pool maintanance company called Pooltech.Baris and his English wife and stff provide an excellent service.On the rare occasions when we experienced problems(pump,timer,contaminants,etc.) they were out to effect repairs immediately.(unlike our previous maintainance co.)Hope this info. is usefull.Good luck.



Tonyta


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13/07/2011 13:39

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Hi Sarah. I do not wish to be negative, but you really need to evaluate the use you will get from the pool. You will not use it from November to June as the water will be too cold, if the weather was as it was this year. You will probably not use it much in August and Sept as you will burn in an unshaded pool. For this you will have all the problems and costs of running an appliance over the full twelve month period and even if you cannot use it on hot days the water will be evaporating and will require replenishment.



As I said I do not wish to be negative, but please be realistic in your decision, remember all those keep fit things that are bought and sold unused in adverts. It is a pity I cannot sell my pool seperately.



Jonesy299


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13/07/2011 14:17

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It's similar to owning a car - it makes no financial sense to own one for social reasons only but once you do you cannot do without. Same with a pool (my opinion only)....and I own a pool! If you can afford it, go for it.



mags111



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13/07/2011 16:34

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Try Fox Pools. They do a liner pool with loads of different sizes and designs which are expertly constructed and in a very short time. Loads of people have used this company and Im sure many on here will agree that they are pleased with the end result. Phone Nurettin on 0533 860 3088 and he will give you excellent advice.



If you move to Cyprus you need a pool!!!



frontalman



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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 17:13

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We have a ten by five metre pool and running costs are a quite high, but not as much as previously stated. We've had a chlorinated pool with no problems for over five and a half years (also have a Floatron - which helps). We have friends who have tried Salt water chlorinators (such as Watermaid), Zerochlor and other more expensive alternatives. They have all run into problems and some have come back to chlorine. We get our pool cleaned for 25 a month, I have the equipment to do it myself, but I'm lazy. I do the chemicals which is easy once you get used to it. I only use about 75kg of chlorine and 50kg of acid per year, top whack. The biggest bugbear is water evaporation in the hottest months and the electricity to run the pool pump. All these can be kept to a minimum with careful management. I must admit that the novelty of a pool wears off after a few years and we have used the sea more this year, still it's nice to be able to plop in and out when you feel like it.



SaraD


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 18:45

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Frontalman



Thank you for your post, very informative, and will help a lot!



SaraD


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13/07/2011 18:45

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Many thanks for everyone's input and recommendations !



@ Panchocat = Children in training for house work .. I plan to sit and sip drinks...hehe. Thanks for recommendation



@ Omaintenance = Have heard that liner is better? So would probably go for that. But haven't really done home work into it yet. Thanks for the rough est of price.



@ Schnib = Thanks for the recommendation



@ Tonyta = Definitely not a neg post, just factual ! An something I mostly didn't think about... didn't have sensible head on, just a blonde one thinking ..yay pool ! Good points though, and really got me thinking.. is it justifiable right now.. thanks for advice !



and lastly



@ Jonesy299 = So very very true ! Poxy cost of cars are unreal, but a must for me.....question is .. is a pool !



Thanks again to all ... serious thinking time, or nagging the hubby time !



SaraD


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 18:45

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Mags111 - Thanks for your msg, hard choice to make right now! One part of me is like... Yes we must have a pool, and kids would love it. Then another part of me thinks, is it that necessary ? Thanks for recommendations too.



shrimp


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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 19:46

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Message 5, surely even in august and september you will use a pool, even if it is just first thing or evening after the sun has gone down, I cant imagine living somewhere like that and not having a pool, just to flip in, do a length to cool down, and get out again..............I would definately be in there in August and September, in my mind that is when you need it the most....



mags111



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Message Posted:
13/07/2011 20:47

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Sara,



Its a personal thing. If you have loads of visitors or children then its probably a good idea. Children bomb in and out of the pool (and their friends) all day especially with the long school holidays here. A friend of mine opted not to have a pool and paid for a years subscription at the Acapulco and went down every day to use the facilities winter and summer. That is another option.



SaraD


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13/07/2011 22:13

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Hi mags111,



That is another option, but I think as you say, with kids it's nice to have something to hand, and they will love going in and out ...all day no doubt.... swaying more to a pool !



fatelady


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14/07/2011 03:43

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we use our pool in july august and september , even in the afternoon we wear a t shirt and hat so do not get burned , in the hot months there is nothing nicer then to dip in and out of the pool to cool down and the kids just love it , we could not be without ours. hope you find the answers you need , we have a 10x12 tiled pool with a dolphin tiled in the middle the kids have named him lazlo and he is deffinatly part of the family.



negativenick


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 06:04

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personally i would get a "hot" tub - you can cool down in the summer an heat it in the winter'



cheaper to buy and maintain and far better fun than a boring pool.....



JohnWG


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 08:31

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Good to hear pooltech getting praise. Nice people.

Frontal man has the right approach to pool ownership. A little involvement makes you appreciate even more.

I use a UV water purifier to remove bacteria with just a trace of Chlor. We prefer to keep Chlor level down.

To save water I use Heatsavr liquid blanket which significantly reduces evaporation. Tanker water is now very expensive.

The sound of water in the heat is so relaxing!!



Hoylemiller



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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 08:54

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Got to agree with msg. 5 a pool a great but the novelty soon wears off, then all you do is throw money into it every day.

A pool needs a lot of tlc (all year round) and it costs to keep it clean and clear so unless money is not a problem i would have a good think about investing in one, i have had a pool on my property in SA for the last 20 odd years and the money i have spent on it is far more than i will make when i sell the place.



SaraD


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 11:17

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fatelady - Thanks for the post, children certainly love a pool. Sweet name for the dolphin



Negativenick - My husband has the same attitude, so we now have another possibility!



JohnWG - Thanks for tip on cover, how much is a tanker of water now days then ? Haven't been out for a while?



Hoylemiller - I 'm pretty sure the novelty will wear off... but not for the kids, lol!



martinD41


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 11:28

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Kids going in and out of the pool all day??



I thought TEN mins UV exposure was the recommendation,and not between 11am and 4pm



Unless the pool is shaded.................UV intensity here is VERY HIGH...as is the skin cancer rate...



islandgirl


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 17:01

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If we had it all to do again I think I would have a plunge pool or a small pool maybe with a whirlpool type thing. Skimmer not overflow so easier to cover. Less water, less evaporation, less electricity, less chemical.



SaraD


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Message Posted:
14/07/2011 18:23

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Sunscreen, Sun hat, T-shirts, Cool drinks a plenty? I doubt any person would leave there child unprotected from the sun. In and out of pool clearly means that... not plonked in it from dawn til dusk to fry. But thanks for post



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