Re: Increasing the FIRE Payoff
Huh. I have one of those blow up collar Intex pools. 10 feet, about deep enough to sit down, recline a little, and just have my head and upper chest out of the water. In other words perfect height to soak and drink beer. I paid $76 for it and its going into its 3rd year. $20 worth of filter cartridges in a year, five minutes a day to skim, and once a week I drop a few more chlorine tabs in the floatie and check the chlorine and ph levels. Best money I ever spent.
Never gets too hot, and we go over 100 here regularly in the summer. In fact I have a little semitransparent solar cover I got for $20 to keep it warm enough.
However, I did get a $30 10x10 canopy that has that 'sun fabric' that only lets about 10-15% of the sunlight through, maybe thats keeping it cool.
Early and late in the year I hook a hose up to the hot water heater, and after i'm done draining sediment I pump it into the pool to warm it up enough for a sunday night...uh...swim...
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.