The perennial question for homeowners considering a backyard pool is whether the return on investment will be positive. Pools are expensive, require regular pool maintenance and there may be no easy answer. There is no doubt that, at least for some, enjoying a private pool is as desirable as an expensive annual vacation. That enjoyment factor is a prime reason for installing a pool in the first place.
Other homeowners suggest, however, that over time a pool loses much of its appeal, and that long-term maintenance and upkeep costs climb. Some of those families believe that fitness club dues or a country club membership can represent a better long-term use of funds.
Prime Factors: Weather and Cost
In Calgary, weather is a limiting factor for…