My husband and I are in mid/Northern Ohio. We are house shopping, and we really like a house we found with an inground heated 16' x 32' pool with a diving board. The pool was built in the early 80's. I have been asking around people in the area who have pools (above and inground alike) Everyone seems to say it wasn't worth the work & money. I LOVE water! I have always wanted a pool, but I am starting to wonder if it is worth it. Has anyone in the same climate had a good experience with their pool (particularly inground)? How much yearly do repairs and cemicals cost you? Is it really more work than it's worth (I was told we couldn't even take a vacation if we wanted unless we found someone to come over daily and take care of it). It's cold here, so how many months a year could we use it?
I really appreciate any advice you have!! I'm clueless! Please let there be someone who likes having a pool!