My family has never owned a pool before, not unless you count inflatable pools. LOL! Thankfully my great-grandparents lived next door and they had a pool so at least my cousins and I had a place to cool off during the dog days of summer.
We are currently house hunting in hopes of moving out of our condo and owning an actual house with a yard. Four people, five cats and a dog in a small one bedroom condo just doesn’t cut it anymore.
We have five houses that we are planning on going to see two weeks from now. Two of the five houses have a pool. My kids are super excited about the idea of having a pool, but my husband is dead set against it. He says pool maintenance is just way too expensive. He doesn’t even want to look at houses with pools because he feels that knocking a pool down is too much work and he won’t even look at houses with in-ground pools because he feels they would be impossible to cover up without spending a small fortune.
I’m curious to know from my readers who have pools, or who have had pools – is it worth it? Does owning a pool cost a lot of money for the upkeep and maintenance? Are they more of a inconvenience than fun? Please feel free to comment on your pool ownership experiences.
Personally I would love to have a pool. I’m a very “Rubenesque” woman and the idea of being in a bathing suit in front of others is not fun for me. When my family goes to our condo pool I stay home. I don’t want to be seen in a bathing suit.
If we had our own pool I would probably be in it all the time, especially if I don’t have to worry about someone seeing me in my bathing suit. Not only that swimming is a good low-impact form of exercise.
What are your thoughts on owning a pool? I’d love to hear all the pros and cons.