Waltfinn, Home Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ

If we don't want to use the pool, are there such a thing as semi permanent pool covers? Something hard enough to walk on.

Asked by Waltfinn, Scottsdale, AZ Thu Oct 21, 2010

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James Wehner’s answer
You may want to consider finding a home that doesn't have a pool than deal with locating and installing a pool cover. The pool's surface and all if it's equipment will deteriorate over time without use and will become more of a hassle than it's worth.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 29, 2010
Yes Walt there are semi permanent pool covers. But I have to agree with my collegues that it will crack without water. A pool is really nice to have here. May I ask why you do not want to have one or use one. Maybe I can help with that as well.

Thank you,
Jennifer Parker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi Walt,
Jeff is right on. You will damage the pool if you cover it in the AZ heat. We lived in Surprise and my husband is a commercial pool builder. Consult a local pool company. I would recommend Shasta. They can tell you what the pros and cons can be.

Best of Luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
you should definately call a couple fo pool companies and get different ideas and estimates. The company Stew recomends looks great.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Hi Walt,

There is a company that will come to the home and build a structure within your pool that will convert it to a patio and storage container.

It's a framed in structure and they can make it look great.

Here is the company web site: http://www.deckover.com

All The Best!

Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
Certified Short Sale Negotiator
Arizona Real Estate Professional
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 22, 2010
Dear Walt:

Yes you can put a cover on it. However the pool plaster will crack without water in the Arizona heat. The cost of the pool repair may be extensive when/if the cover is removed. Unless you never plan to use the pool again or sell the home with a pool, covering the pool may be a good idea.

Less expensive solution and a more functional yard, would be to buy a home without a pool.

Jeff Masich
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 21, 2010
Hi there
There are covers you can walk on and a few pool companies that provide this. They would have to confirm the maintenance component.I can give you my pool guys number if interested.
If you won't use a pool though why pay for it?
Laura Myers
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 21, 2010
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