Denise and I live in East Grand Rapids, and have three teenage children. We never had a pool before, and when we considered building one, we were not sure how much we would use it. It has been open for two seasons now, and has dramatically changed how we spend our summers.
The kids love it, and so do their friends. We have gotten to know and enjoy lots of different kids. Our friends and family know they are welcome any time, and we love seeing everyone enjoy the pool.
The pool also draws us outside, whether swimming or just sitting. It is extremely calming to sit by water with a crowd, or alone. We used to hide indoors from the summer heat, now we can enjoy the summer. The pool has changed our life.