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we also wish to travel. Would our pool own us? Would we need to have a pool person to maintain the pool while we were gone? Is it like owning a boat...great idea in theory but a complete money pit?
I haven't hired a pool person yet, and we also like to travel. Chlorine dosing is the most important thing, and a saltwater system automates that for you. Spent 16 days in Europe last summer and came home to perfect blue water. The chlorine is on autopilot. I also have a suction-side cleaner that runs when the pump is on high - which it's programmed to be for an hour or two each day. With no leafy trees in the backyard (we're tropical, so it's all palm trees), I find our pool is pretty easy to maintain.
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