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I spent $40,000 on a backyard pool even though it's not a great investment, and it's still the best purchase I've ever made

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The author, Olivia Christensen, with her backyard pool. Olivia Christensen
My family wasn't wealthy growing up, but we always had a backyard pool; it was cheaper than a vacation.
When my husband and I were shopping for a home after selling our first, we awarded points for pools.
But after losing many bidding wars, we decided to buy a pool-less house - and then build our dream.
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