Patrick Patrick Thomas, Wall Street Journal, America discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
Less entertainment this summer, and people have more free time on their hands and are taking on these home projects of installing their own pool for the time being. Plans Toe Disney World or cancelled. Maybe their community pool. Their neighborhood pool is out of commission this summer because of the virus, so there needs you gotta distract the kids some way people still working from home. You've got to give them something to do so. People are looking to these pools for at least some sort of entertainment. Keep the kids in the family occupied during this time, all right? Seems like a reasonable idea. However, as you point out, they have become a flash point. Among at a minimum art neighbors. Town officials Homeowner's association's what's happening on that front. That's true. Ah, neighbors view them as basically an eyesore. Homeowners associations are not a big fan of the pools. They say they Diminished property values, especially if they're not taken down right away. Some the homeowner's associations have been more lenient, saying, if Look, it's an inflatable pool. Take it down, Hide it, So we also look at it, then that's OK. But for the most part They require. Neighbors just aren't very keen on the idea of having these above ground pools that they could be loud. They could have allowed stereos. Sometimes they have pump systems that You know, one of the in ground pool you have your pumps are for the most part buried or they're covered there alongside the house above ground pools are a little different, but we're noisy neighbors on the biggest fan of them, and there is 11 neighborhood. We talked Tio. Their houses are a little bit closer together, and they're concerned that an above ground pool allow you to see in each other's houses. I hadn't heard that before, but I guess there's a privacy concern there. Wow. So that was interesting and You know, generally on a personal side. I talked to my mother about the story yesterday, and she said she wouldn't want to see an above ground pool in her neighbor's house. So I guess it's a real concern. I was surprised because I don't think I've ever heard the phrase that you just uttered, and that is Some homeowners associations are being more lenient. I mean, you know some people to understand that there's just less opportunities this summer. Especially with your kids around and you've got to keep him occupied the one H away that we talked to that that said, Look for the summer. It's fine. It's because the board member told me that they have more families and their H away. On day. They were pretty leaning on understanding that you've got to keep kids occupied. Explain to because I guess there's Ah Ah! A distinction to be made, and that's on inflatable pool versus a traditional above ground pool, right? The employee inflatable egotist. Let the water out, deflate it tucked away in your basement or whatever. Not so much with a standard. I know, structured, semi permanent aboveground pool for lack of a better term. That's true, and both have their own issues. The The structure. The more structured above ground pool may require more permits from your local municipality. Thanks. Patrick Patrick Thomas from the Wall Street Journal. Six minutes Now, in front of the hour on this morning, America's first news.