And yea, I agree! Granted, mine is a pool + complete re-do of back yard, landscaping and lighting. But I'm going to be about $220k when complete. And about $40k alone was spent removing the slope (11 dump trucks full of dirt). And it took 9 full cement trucks worth of concrete to create the pool shell and 6'x70' retaining wall... it's a foot thick. The amount of rebar that went into the pool and retaining wall was insane! We had to bring a lot of gravel rocks to fill in the area behind the retaining wall for proper drainage. Knowing I'll never recoup the cost of the pool upon sale, I seriously considered moving to a house with a pool already built. But my wife and I decided that we love our neighborhood, like our house, and plan to be here till we retire... so we're doing it for us and our family, without regard to resale value.I would kill for those Houston area pool prices, as would most of the country.