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Old 07-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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Re: Wading pool in the front yard

We do it on occasion since it is shadded in the middle of the afternoon, where our back yard is full blazing sun. My super pale kiddos fry without a ton of sunscreen. I fill it up for the day.

We also set up the sprinkler in the front yard also.

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I wouldn't. We live in a neighborhood so it's not appropriate to keep anything in the front of the house.
I am curious what you mean by this. Why is it inappropriate?
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We currently have two kiddie pools in the front yard . Our backyard isn't level... we're in the process of leveling it out and trying to grow new grass, so it's basically unusable right now. We also grill out in our front yard, and sometimes enjoy a "picnic" lunch or dinner.

We live in a subdivision, and I don't see why it would be inappropriate? A lot of people in our neighborhood hang out in their front yards.

ETA: we empty the pools and put them in the garage at the end of the day. We have too many bugs in Georgia to leave water in the kiddie pools!
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I am curious what you mean by this. Why is it inappropriate?
I know, right? In my neighborhood, a kiddie pool in the front yard would be better than what's in most people's front yards!
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Re: Wading pool in the front yard

when we set up the "pools" we do it in the front because the back is all gravel and open sandy dirt. Using the front gives a more comfortable setting and way less mud.
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Re: Wading pool in the front yard

We can't because of the way our front yard is, but our neighbors pull out their slip'n'slide and pool and put them out front sometimes. It's kind of a nice invitation for the neighbor kids to come and play. Never really thought about liability, but they put it away when they're done (so it's not unattended, and so it doesn't kill their grass).
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We do because there is no level place in our back yard and I hate grass bits in the pool. We sit it on rubber mats right on the driveway. We have a sand box, huge cantilever umbrella, and playhouse on the driveway too I feel so ghetto.
We do the exact same thing, for the same reason!
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I am curious what you mean by this. Why is it inappropriate?
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It's ok to have something out during the day if you are out there. But everything is expected to be put away if you aren't currently using it. A pool in the front would be frowned upon since everyone has an appropriate place in their backyard for one.

I don't mind because we had some trouble selling in our last neighborhood because there were no rules. Our neighbors constantly kept their front yard full of junk. So I would rather have rules and keep our property values up then to deal with that again.
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Re: Wading pool in the front yard

i would not. I wouldn't want to take the risk of someone or someone's kid coming to cool off without permission and getting hurt or worse. that's an invitation to a lawsuit.
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i would not. I wouldn't want to take the risk of someone or someone's kid coming to cool off without permission and getting hurt or worse. that's an invitation to a lawsuit.
We never leave them they are put out kids are watched while in use then theyare drained and put away after. We require parents permission (from those we can confirm) for any extras.
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