What could be better on a hot summer day than a beautiful shimmering swimming pool right there in your backyard? No need to drive anywhere, no need to pay for a nice hotel, no need to win a cage fight to get a good lounge chair. Just walk out, hop in and relax. Perfect, right?
Well, it depends on who you ask, I guess. Personally, having never lived in a home with a swimming pool, I would have said “Absolutely perfect!” In fact, I recently spent some time thinking pretty seriously about finally going for it and having a pool put in. In so doing, I did a bit of research and was surprised to find that not everyone loves having a pool. I was taken aback by the naysayers.

Are you thinking about buying a house with a swimming pool? Or buying with the intent of installing a pool? What should you expect in terms of maintenance, ROI, repairs, etc.? Let’s look at it from two opposing perspectives. 

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