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Close on this bad boy in a couple weeks, Comes with a house too!

Close on this bad boy in a couple weeks, Comes with a house too!

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nivlow

Pool twin! Looks remarkably like ours. Congratulations! Prepare to get lost in the rabbit hole of pool ownership.


Crosshare

Triplets, I was about to say the same. The landscaping here looks so much nicer than my backyard. I've got work to do...


ldskyfly

You're also active on r/Minnesota ... Kinda makes ya wonder. Any Midwest specific tips? Or if you're close to the cities shops or services you'd recommend?


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LOL_Couple

Cleaner your filter every couple of weeks (like the air filter in your car). Replace it yearly it’s all we’ve done, except replace the pool pump. Ours was 15 years old we also have the luxury of living in Florida so it may be very different elsewhere. Enjoy and all the best fun.


Dannyhme

Haha looks like our pool as well, 18x35 ish?


hmmicecream

The landscaping is beautiful


ldskyfly

Yeah, we think so too!


RichardInaTreeFort

Excited about taking care of that? Beautiful area, but that’s gonna be some upkeep!


ldskyfly

Ha, you sound like my dad.


RichardInaTreeFort

It was the same thing my dad said to me when I bought a house with a pool! Although, mine has a fraction of the landscaping. That really is beautiful there what ya got! Just make sure that you take time to enjoy the pool as well!


ldskyfly

Yeah, I may enlist my mother in law to help out some. Two things she loves are hanging out with her kids and grand baby, and tinkering with her kids' gardens. luckily these are all perennial plants and flowers, which may help too


CheezStik

I’ve got a similar one as well, absolutely love it. Enjoy!


Savings-Idea-6628

Congratulations, looks like a place where a lot of fun memories will be made!


kjm0001

man, that landscaping sure makes it pop!


Wrong_Creme

holy shit


gumbotitan

What are the pool dimensions? The pool area looks so beautiful!


ldskyfly

About 40' x 17'


nuggsoflife

Prepare to invest thousands and thousands and thousands don't get me wrong I love my pool.


GiggaWat

“Invest” is a funny way of saying “you’ll never see that $ again”, but the enjoyment they’ll get out of it is priceless


stonesandswords

You’re investing into your own enjoyment!


Mary_Pick_A_Ford

I'm jelly my brother. I have a small lot with a pool that barely fits in LA.


ldskyfly

Thanks, currently in a small city lot. I always told myself I'd only head to the suburbs if I had a pool or lakefront.


ldskyfly

Also your username reminds me of my great grandma. I guess she was a synchronized swimmer back in the day. Family lore is that she doubled for Mary Pickford or Carole Lombard for some swimming scenes.


Eyeoftheleopard

That’s a bomb ass pool. I’m green with envy!


imatumahimatumah

You just need to shock that envy!


Eyeoftheleopard

I saw what you did there.


icallhimleon

Jealous of that diving board!


swerve408

Congrats, we made it!!!


i_am_fear_itself

minor curiosity... are you a soon to be transplant from a high income / high cost part of the country? If so, how was the bidding process on this place? "One and done" or were you in a knock-down, drag-out with other buyers? EDIT: this is a Better Homes & Gardens kind of backyard. The staging is excellent.


ldskyfly

I'd say I'm coming from mid/mid to a direct suburb.y specific neighborhood was a healthy mix of blue and white collar, empty nesters and young families. A desirable part of the city, but still with a good amount of airport and highway noise. The bidding process was fairly smooth for us, mostly because we have great agents. We looked at houses under budget knowing they'd get bid up to where we wanted to top out at. We wrote an offer over asking but below where we thought it would be, and added a clause that we would beat other offers up to our budget line. There was another offer or two written just like ours, but our base number was slightly higher so they took ours at the initial number. It did help that we are putting money down and had no other contingencies.


i_am_fear_itself

> but our base number was slightly higher If the sellers accepted your base and it didn't turn into a bidding war (assuming other buyers had the same language as you mentioned), it sounds like you might have gotten lucky and the sellers didn't wanna screw around with the back-n-forth between multiple parties. Congratulations on your win!


ldskyfly

That's exactly what happened. It was also memorial day weekend, so house hunters were not out in as much force is my guess. Lots of luck, good timing, and good agents.


adognamedgoose

Beautiful backyard! Congrats!!


HeaviestEyelidsEver

Man. great amount of deck. Love it. Congrats.


IsDaedalus

Your pool came with a house too?! Sweet!


SonVoltMMA

I have similar concrete decking as this. What's the best way to overlay it so it looks more "custom"? Can you lay pavers over concrete? Is there something else I could do?


ldskyfly

Not sure exactly, maybe something like this. It would be a pretty expensive install https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z8RK1YL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_EQ85VBG1KQSHNJ4SQ2KJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Snoopfernee

Pool blue is my favorite color


LOL_Couple

Priorities, well done!


ThankTheFrank

Negotiate the furniture into the deal if you haven’t yet. 👍🏼


ldskyfly

They are offering all furniture seen except the pedestal cooler. There's a nice ping pong table in the basement that is staying too