Is it worth buying an above ground pool for my teens or should I buy a family gym/pool membership?
We live in a rural area and the community pool is about 30 miles away. With gas prices, I am thinking of breaking down and buying a big above ground pool for the teens and us. Is it worth it or should I just buy the gym/pool membership and let them drive there? Will I want to get rid of the pool in a few years after they graduate or do empty nesters keep the pool going? The pool/gym membership is $600 for the family but they rarely go because of the distance? And the outside pool is not included, you have to buy daily passes. I am just not sure if buying a backyard pool is worth it given the cost for chemicals and time to keep it up. Any suggestions or experience would be helpful. Now is the time to make a decision for this summer. Thanks.