Everyone knows putting in a swimming pool is a considerable expense. What many don't expect are the ongoing maintenance cost. It typically costs hundreds, if not thousands, per year to keep pool water safe and comfortable to swim in (and attractive to look at). Newer technology, however, can significantly lower those costs, in many cases making pool ownership an accessible luxury.
Kim Erle, LEED AP Homes, is a sustainability professional and founder of Sunset Green Home, a website that provides information about living a sustainable life and building a sustainable home.