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mounttam

04:18PM | 02/13/04
Member Since: 02/07/04
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In the process of buying a house and we have found out the pool was built in 1969. We have not had a chance to have the pool inspected yet because of the snow/weather. I am curious to know if there is an average lifespan to inground pools?

plumber Tom

04:50PM | 02/14/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Just my opinion, but a pool of that age must have some problems. Wait until you sign anything so you can get an independent inspection of the pool. The previous homeowners will not tell you diddly. Inground pools require much more maintenance then above-ground pools. Chlorine takes it's toll on pumping components and rubber O rings. As far as the concrete goes, it may be fine if it was a good pour and sealed and weatherized each season.

devildog

04:10AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I agree with PlumberTom. I wouldn't buy a house that I wasn't able to inspect all components. That could get quite costly to fix.

If you are hellbent on buying the house without inspecting the pool maybe you could do some private investigating and call local pool companies to see if the pool has ever had problems. I don't know if they could tell you that or not.

I have to vote against buying the house during the winter.

Your real estate agent isn't offering you any advice? Maybe try the real estate section.

Good luck,
Devildog

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