Well, in March of the new year, my gf and I will be making the big step of buying a home. I wanted to get input from you guys that have houses and especially pools. We have our price range, finances figured out, basic options decided on, but a pool is a struggling point. So, any of you who have or have had a pool.. is it worth it? Do the costs of upkeep on a pool outweigh the pros and use? We do have a fairly long pool season here in Az, but with that long season, comes high electric bills and pool upkeep.
We are looking at both houses with and without pools. The ones wthout will probably be cheaper month to month wise due to the fact of no upkeep of a pool. So, is a pool really worth it?
Edit: also, the kitchen is the main selling point for us. My gf is an awesome cook. Lol. So, we would much rather have a nice kitchen (granite, track lighting, glasstop stove, etc) then a pool. So we would pay more for a house without a Pool to get those features.. OR.. we could have a decent kitchen with a pool. Thoughts on that dilemma are welcome as well. Lol
Any thoughts or opinions are welcome..