We sell, install, and maintain pools and have for many years. Following are the things you must consider when purchasing a pool for your own backyard. First of all you must consider the time you will spend maintaining your pool. We have calculated the amount of time the average pool owner spends on maintenance at two hours per week. In the event you invest in an automatic cover you will spend roughly twenty minutes a week. High efficiency pump technology's and water treatment technologies have immensely reduced cost and time invested in pool ownership. Although you still need to ask yourself, are you willing to invest the time to maintain the pool? This is the first and most important question. If you have the time and are willing to be diligent in the maintenance of your pool (be honest with yourself) then you should seriously consider the purchase of a pool. Next, if your family oriented and you have relatives, children, and close friends you would like to entertain a pool is for you. If your retired and need to relax after a long day, a pool is for you. If you enjoy the outdoors and are willing to landscape areas adjacent to the pool, your pool can be your every night getaway or weekend getaway, whichever you prefer. A swimming pool is an investment in yourself, family, and your friends. An environment that you can control absolutely, thus reducing immense amounts of stress during your off time. There are pools available for every budget ranging form $6,000-$200,000. We design and build a full range of pools and landscapes to meet your every desire. There are many health benefits of owning a pool. It keeps the heart rate up and takes impact stress off of your body. It builds physical endurance, muscle strength, and improves cardiovascular health. It can help maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart, and healthy lungs. Tones muscles, improves bone density, and improves overall strength. Owning a swimming pool also reduces mental stresses which is probably the most important factor when purchasing a pool. In conclusion, pool ownership does demand a time investment for maintenance, a willingness to actually use the pool regularly, in other words, it becomes an integral part of your leisure time. And lastly, you will enjoy some family and social benefits as well as many health benefits!