We live in a suburb outside of Chicago. We are a family of 3, myself, my husband and our 14year old son who in Fall of 2015 will be a freshman. Right now we have a 24foot round above ground, we have had it for 7 years it got a lot of use. During a storm last year it was damaged where now we need a new pool. Inground pool will run is about 46,000 we have the money BUT it's a lot of money to shell out. My dream has always been to have an inground, I love the deep section and I love how pretty they look. Our yard is 85x130 with easements and pool there won't be much room left. We thought about getting an oval 18x33 and digging it in half way then putting a deck the plastic kind like the fences and landscaping around it. Ok long story short, to all the inground owners is it worth it, will a 14 year old use it, yes he does love to swim but he is getting older. I am SOOO confused it is making me sick to my stomach! My husband is just at the point where he says whatever I want. But for me not to of signed on the dotted line something is holding me back. Financially it will be tighter for the next few years but doable. I am sure the above ground pool after all is said and done it will cost close to 20,000...any pros and cons you can offer would so help because honestly I am getting sick about this decision. It is supposed to be fun but I just want to make sure it is used. My son says yes but I also say every Monday I am starting my diet...offer advice to all PLEASE!!!