If you haven't heard me say it you might be the last person on earth (or at least Active Rain) hearing it. I tell everyone that will listen. I love summer! M. and I have a sort of 'close to home' life. Her business takes up a lot time especially in the summer months. My time is spent on real estate, as in yard work for our properties in addition to working with clients. Since that makes it a challenge to get away while it's warm years ago we decided to put together this little pool scene in the side yard. We have never regretted it even for a minute.
In real estate pools bring out the full spectrum of opinions and debates about value and so on. I say a pool is a great deal. It can be difficult to get a day off and get away, but you can almost always catch a few hours here and there to enjoy the pool in your own yard. We rarely turn on the television between April and October, instead we spend time almost every evening in our yard, either on the deck overlooking acres of woods, great for stargazing, on the covered patio where it's almost always cool, or at the pool.
More and more I see folks looking for great outdoor spaces surrounding their homes. Make an investment in the great outdoors, aka the backyard!