Rooster, ha ha no, I have never lived in a home with a pool...here in raincoast Washington State, the weather is not right for it really. However, there are so many rivers and creeks that you can easily splash around in summer, and I usually do!
I just don't have the patience for the maintenance; also don't like the chlorine needed. There is only one pool I have ever really enjoyed, and that was Sol Duc Hot Springs on the Olympic Peninsula when I was a child. Sol Duc then was a primitive resort, with cabins heated and cooking with a wood stove. The pool was from a sulfur springs, boiling hot so they had to divert water from Sol Duc River to mix in.
At that time, they did not even add chlorine because the mineral water kept the water safe!
Although, Dan's top photo looks like a place I would really enjoy taking a dip...