Do any Mums have a backyard pool? Please share your experiences.


Posted anonymously, 16th October 2015


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  • No pool for us. We live about 10 minutes from the beach.



  • no but i would love one. i know that they need a lot of maintenance and make your power bill more expensive but it would be worth it in summer and also for getting fit.



  • We do. We have an above ground pool.
    Shop around & find something that best suits your families needs.
    Also look into the fencing, our fencing cost a lot more than our pool but you can not put a price on safety! Your local council will be able to help you out with that.
    Really pay attention to which chemicals you are going to use & how you will store them. We have a lockable cupboard in the shed which we use.
    Also does anyone who is going to use the pool have an allergy, one of my boys is allergic to chlorine so we use the salt.
    We love having a pool & I strongly recommend getting one, especially with the warmer weather. We have many happy memories with ours & it has been great exercise for the kids & myself & my partner. Don’t forget all your safety precautions, we use life jackets &/or floaties for the kids & ALWAYS an adult with them.
    Best of luck & if you do get one, enjoy!!!



  • No,not now we had one when l was younger and was never out of it!



  • Lucky you mum4107! Good on you for using it for most of the year too.



  • Yes we have one. It is securely fenced. I maintain the chemical levels rather than paying someone. We have solar heating which means we get to use it for 5-6 months of the year because it’s warmer



  • I would love a pool for the warmer months!



  • No but I grew up with having one and loved it. They are so expensive now though!



  • No, no need to have one. We live at the beach! :-)


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