My brother in NJ wanted have a pool built at the side of his house. His side land is vast and he was told that swimming is the best form of exercise . But pool maintenance can be pricey. He checked the prices for maintenance and found that pool pumps are costly too should it need replacement in the later days. Unless there are discount pool pumps , having a pool means higher maintenance expenses :) But considering it a benefit for all the family members, it would be good to have a pool built.