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<<But hold on. Two months later, the lake weather is gone, and you've got ten months of payments to make on them before you use them again. Then you're only going to take them out three times the next Summer. And only twice a year thereafter. But you're still going to be paying for them every month.

Every July, you're going to spend $800 and 8 hours of your time getting them ready, in exchange for forty-five minutes of fun. By about the fifth or sixth year, you'll be begging a friend to buy them off you for ten cents on the dollar. You would have been way better off just renting them once is a while.

Owning a pool is worse than that.>>

That's the Way of Most Stuff.

It explains why our basements and garages are usually stuffed with stuff, and it explains why I don't bother with TRAVEL, which is buying stuff when the garage is already full.

Seattle Pioneer
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