Asked on May 10, 2017

Is a pool worth the investment?

Jodi Murray HendonElizabeth DionFL


5 answers
  • Susan Savarese
    on May 10, 2017

    I think it depends on you and your family situation. For us, we raised our children in Texas, so the two pools we had built were definitely worth the investment. The children loved it, their friends loved it and we loved it. We now live in Missouri and with a much shorter swim season, I don't know that it would really be worth it. Hope this helps!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    I personally think that is up to you and family needs.
  • FL
    on May 10, 2017

    an't speak about an inground (built-in) pool, but an above ground pool is great if you use it! Its a great way to keep the family active and cooled off in the summer. Its a nice place to entertain friends, both kids and adults. Maintenance is easily handled by even a busy homeowner. Once you have the filter, pool cover, filled pool, everything you need, the only expenditure is for the chlorine to keep the water fresh. I say for an above ground pool it is worth it!
  • Elizabeth Dion
    on May 10, 2017

    That all depends upon what part of the country you live in, availability to public pools or beaches, etc. A backyard pool is a big expense and costly to maintain. If you are considering an in the ground pool, consider the fact that a pool is not always a good selling point should you decide to move.
  • Jodi Murray Hendon
    on May 11, 2017

    In our neighborhood, we're practically the only ones who don't have a pool, and some of my neighbors have said if I wanted one, I could have theirs. Some pools sit unused for weeks. It all depends on you and your family and how much you will actually use it. Before we moved here, we had a 4-foot above ground for our son. When we first installed it, he was in it nearly every day for a month or so. The next year, when we set it up again, he used it for about a week and then lost interest. I still had to test the water and treat it or shock it, and when we didn't set it up the next year, he didn't care.
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