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Staycation worthy, But not everybody loves that creativity. It's a story by Patrick Thomas, reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Patrick What's this about people are what theirs. 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 of 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, Look, it's an inflatable pool. Take it down, Hide it, So we want to 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 louder. 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 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. We're speaking with Patrick Thomas, reporter at The Wall Street Journal. He's got a piece entitled Suburbia is awash in above ground swimming pools, and that has some neighbors in hot water. Explain to because I guess there's Ah, um 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. There's also the issue of well this damage the land in a certain way. And that comes with more the property value concerns in the neighborhood. The inflatable one also has you know, one of the actuator says they didn't want kind of a cheap pool in the backyard with all with all these inflatable toys, and it just kind of creates this mess. Yeah, you can get rid of it. You know you can take it down, but it still comes with its own set of problems and also still requires a permit. Thanks. Patrick Patrick Thomas, reporter..

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