New to TFP... first summer in a new house with my first pool of my own. The house is in a pretty wooded area and the pool right now gets full sun from about 11:30-3:00 with partial sun for the rest of the day. The trees that partially block the sun in the afternoon are in my neighbors yard so nothing I can do there. I can take down one big hickory tree on the other side and pretty much have full sun from the beginning of the day. If it were just for me that tree would be gone already because I love the sun, but I really bought the house and pool so my 1 year old son could grow up enjoying it. My question for the forum is will I regret taking down this tree when he’s old enough to play in it all day and there’s sunburn and heat exhaustion, etc to worry about? I have a heater so keeping it warm enough won’t be a problem although it’s very expensive (not that cutting a 50 ft hickory will be cheap but it will eventually pay back in propane savings I think) and bad for the environment so keeping it warmer naturally is a plus.