After years of saving, I can finally afford a custom made, in-ground swimming pool. My desire for 1 started when I was six-years-old and hanging out with friends in my neighborhood. The two of us all had a friend named Greg whose parents had a large swimming pool in their backyard. Everyday the two of us would beg him to take us to his beach house to swim in his pool, but he was always against it. On rare instances where Greg invited all of his friends over to his beach house to swim, the two of us had the time of our lives. It made myself and others jealous of what he had in his beach house and in his room, even though my parents tried as tough as they could to deliver for my brother and I. In the years since, I never forgot about wanting my own swimming pool. I finally secured a high spend money job more than five years ago and I have paid off all of my debt. When I brought up the idea of getting a swimming pool with my partner, he was ecstatic! I had no idea that he had secretly wanted 1 for years as well. The two of us immediately started looking at designs on the internet, however 1 thought occurred to me. Since it gets fairly cold here in the winter, the two of us wouldn’t be able to utilize the pool for more than five weeks out of the year. I knew that using an electric oil furnace for the pool would cost a lot of money when the weather is below 50 degrees outside, however then I remembered something. When I lived in the south, a lot of people powered their pool furnaces with solar panels on their rooftop. I looked into the process and realized that the two of us had a large enough roof for the whole setup needed to heat a normal sized swimming pool.