Well, we're looking at houses in DFW and a lot of them have pools. We've never owned a pool - it sounds exciting but also scary. I've heard the standard "you better use it enough to make it worth the maintenance" speech. I'm not really worried about general maintenance, I'm worried about big, expensive problems like leaks or cracks, and maintenance like relining or resurfacing. How likely is a pool to leak? Crack? Need Relining? Resurfacing? Any other major problems that could occur or major maintenance that will be necessary?
What should I look for in a pool to avoid these things?
I'm just trying to get an idea of what we could be getting ourselves into. I don't want to get wrapped up in the idea of having a pool and then end up with an expensive hole in my backyard. Thanks for any help.