The Real Cost of Owning a Swimming Pool

From U.S. News Money

Installing a pool can cost nearly $40,000. Here's a look at costs to consider before diving in.

Swimming pools are literally the symbol of success.  As with most items or amenities in that category, sucess comes with a price tag.  Simply installing the pool, which can in many cases be the second largest purchase a homeowner will ever make, is really just the beginning.  This post from U.S.News money report outlines the real costs of pool ownership that are often overlooked or misunderstood.

Here is an excerpt from the post: