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Letters: Community pools math just doesn’t add up

Posted 12/15/20

About two months back, you wrote an article about lack of pools in Surprise. In that article you stated for a community of 1,000 homes the additional cost would be $10 per month.

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Community pools

Letters: Community pools math just doesn’t add up

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About two months back, you wrote an article about lack of pools in Surprise. In that article you stated for a community of 1,000 homes the additional cost would be $10 per month.

Where and how did you arrive at $10 per month?

In 2012, when on the HOA board of our community with 960 homes, we ran a cost study to determine the feasibility of adding a community pool.

Ongoing costs included liability insurance, reserve fee requirements, utility (water and electricity) and maintenance.

Our monthly costs were much more than $10 per month, to the point no one in the community wanted a community pool.

Furthermore, monthly costs would have been even higher if we higher a lifeguard.

And on top of that ongoing monthly cost was the costs to build/finance construction of a community pool.

I mention this because your article was laughed at by many of us that remembered the substantial cost increase to our HOA fees if we were to have a community pool.

This pool article has caused many of us to question the validity of articles written by you.

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