My illustrious pool project for 2021 is almost completed.
The first year I used an inflatable pool that costs a whopping $10-20 dollars.
I bought more expensive inflatables since then but for the last couple of years I have gravitated back to that original $10 design. It just works.
This year I have added a beach area, tiki candles, and fencing. It was pretty expensive but I think that the privacy of being able to lay out in the yard without all of the cars driving by disturbing me will be worth it.