A number of people may call me materialistic, but I do think that I just like to own some nice things. I don’t always need the best, but I at least like to have some things that are high quality. I think it’s important to own quality things when those things are also practical and functioning things. As an example I will buy a winter jacket that is certainly more expensive if it could keep me warmer. Luckily my partner and I make enough money to be able to buy nice things for each other and our family. One thing that my wife and I recently invested in for our purposes is a new custom built swimming pool. Getting a custom swimming pool built was a substantial amount of money, but we shopped around for different pool designers. Because we took the time and energy to shop around, we saved ourselves a lot of money on the actual swimming pool installation. Now that we have that paid back we still have to worry about buying pool supplies. It is not just the chemicals needed to keep it clean and clear of debris, but there are also a lot of fun things that I want to obtain for our new swimming pool. All of the pool supply stores are full of brightly colored swimming pool accessories. The kids go nuts over the games and things, but all I’d like is a big floating lounge chair that has a cup holder. Even though we went over to the swimming pool supply store to find chemicals to open the pool, many of us ended up leaving with a new pool toy. I can’t wait to relax my summer away in our new swimming pool.