I'm in the go for it camp as well. I live in Cincinnati and have been kicking around the idea of adding an in ground pool to our backyard.
I thoroughly love to be around water so it makes sense for us. Plus a nice in ground pool and a wonderful outdoor kitchen area would be very pleasing on the eye as well.
You only live once, if it's not a material amount of money, go for it!
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Each unit in my Dad's Florida condo association pays $1700/yr for a community pool that is rarely used. There are also occasional large special assessments for major repairs. The primary argument for keeping the pool is that it helps maintain property values, according to the conventional wisdom. I'm glad that I do not live there.
I loved my pool in our last house. Swam once or twice each day during the summer which is late May thru early October here. Thought about one in retirement but since we like to travel during the summer it wouldn't get used as much. We do have an indoor pool in our subdivision but only use it when the grand girls come visit.
You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
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