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Owning an In-Ground Pool, by xtn

Chapter 1: PITA Level

Owning an in-ground pool, and staying on top of the maintenance of it, carries an upper-mid PITA level. Imagine you bought a pair of personal water craft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, or similar). Now you know durn good and well that you're going to use them a lot those first two months while the weather is good and the excitement of newness still exists. Yay!

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.
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