Which is why it's terrible when we learn, after we've spent a great deal of money and time selecting and installing a swimming pool, that that's no easy way to get an easy life. Maintaining a swimming pool can be a massive amount of work, one that makes even the best of us sometimes throw up our hands and say "What was I even thinking, digging this hole in my backyard and filling it up with expensive water?" In this book, we'll talk about swimming pools. We'll talk about thedifferent kinds of swimming pools available and how each is installed. We'll talk about the maintenance issues associated with each and what we need to do about different pools in different climates. And we'll talk about a few horror stories--not to frighten you so much as to make you aware that when the worst happens, you still have options--even if they are expensive.