When our kids were growing up, we had a pool. It got lots of use, but once school started....forget it....too many activities going on. My wife and I used to go round and round about when to close it down for the season. I wanted to close it as soon as the kids and I got back to school. She wanted to keep it open "just in case." Of course,
I was the one who had to maintain and clean it, remember to add chemicals, etc., etc. Fortunately, when we moved
(about 20 years ago now) the new house didn't have a pool, so I don't have to worry about it any more...!