Is it better to have your pool located on the north or south side of your home?

It doesn't matter. Some tips: *Have it in the backyard or out of view from the public *Build a fence around it *Realize that if a person comes without your permission to swim and drowns that you are liable - it is called an "Attractive Nuisance" so be sure that gate is locked and the fence is secure. I have even heard of a judge who sided with the drowning victim's family after the person broke in and climbed the fence to swim so check the laws in your state. Your pool will be warmer if it is not shaded by your house or trees. If it is close to trees it will be more time consuming to keep clean. YOU must decide if the north or south is more suitable. BUILD THE FENCE!