Between BBQ and gun ranges, that's what we like to do. Ha! Well, we're a big state, you already know that, so that helps. We have great weather across most of the state 9-10 months out of the year, so that helps too. There have also been a tremendous amount in people moving to Texas the past several months which could be another factor. Big state, hot weather, big backyards ..... time to put in a a watering hole.Is Texas the hotspot for pool building or does it just seem this way?
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We have some pretty small yards in our area and people manage to get a pool. We don’t have huge setbacks though, only 5’ from the fence, so that may be a factor that allows them to fit them in here.
Seems like people from Texas are posting more compared to people in other states. Is Texas the hotspot for pool building or does it just seem this way?
Where we are there is a 14 foot utility easement. For inside lots, that's 7 feet each for shared property lines. For perimeter lots, the whole 14 feet of their back yard is unavailable for pool or anything permanent, like concrete decking, for example. We're on an inside lot on a corner, plus our house is two stories. A perimeter lot with a large footprint one story may end up with ten feet between their back door and the easement, plus building code here is six feed minimum between the home foundation and a pool--so those with a one story on the perimeter may have four feet available for a pool. Our last house was like that...and it protected me from a pool for 26 years. When we looked to move, space for a pool was my wife's number one concern.We have some pretty small yards in our area and people manage to get a pool. We don’t have huge setbacks though, only 5’ from the fence, so that may be a factor that allows them to fit them in here.
Completely Agee about the community pool. We have one too but it is way too much work to get there. When we did, I felt like we needed to stay for a while because of the effort. Ours also is closed quite a bit because someone in the pool. We we’re also limited on guests to 2 so there were no family swim parties. A real bummer.Speaking as someone who just signed for a pool build in a Houston suburb, I'll say the main factors were:
- We have a great **pool** weather season - I would not describe the weather in Houston as great in any other context lol
- Even though we have a community pool right across the street within walking distance, it's still an "event" to get everything packed up and toted over. Add on COVID and there's nothing like stepping out into the privacy of your own backyard and jumping in the pool after mowing the lawn. Plus you only have your own pee to deal with
- Don't like smelling like chlorine after coming out of the community pool
- We live in a nicer neighborhood and pools are highly sought after here. I'd say 60% of the homes in our subdivision have pools (large wide 120' lots with flat backyards). While we're not expecting it to increase our home value (except for property tax purposes, grr), we do think it gives us a competitive advantage if we ever sell.