So you’ve just bought a house. You’re looking at the landscape, trying to admire the view, when you spot it. A dirty, unused inground pool. This immediately kills any sort of scenery enjoying that you were doing and can make you wonder, “How do I get rid of it?”
Pools can be great fun if you really want it. Who doesn’t love swimming, especially during the hot summer months? But for some people, having a pool is not ideal. There can be a variety of things that can make people not want a pool, up to and including cost and lack of use. Here are some of the top reasons to consider an inground pool removal:
1. Lack of usage
Kids love the pool. They love going swimming whenever they can. But what happens when that kid grows up and leaves the house? What happens as you get older and you are unable to swim in it anymore? If you find that you are not using the pool as much as you want to, then it’s time to remove the pool.
2. Insurance and liability
If you want to rent out your house, you need to think about insurance costs. After all, you don’t want to be held liable if something happens to the person, right? Pools can up the insurance by a large amount, leaving it too costly to be worth renting out the home. So maybe it would be best to not have a pool if you want to rent out your home.
3. Cost of maintenance and repairs
Obviously, just like a garden, it needs to be tended to. An unattended pool can cause it to become dirty and break down, which means more money out of your pocket due to having to continuously fix it. And even then, maintaining a pool is a chore. It can easily reach up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars just to keep the pool clean and of use. The cost of removing a pool, however, would end up being much cheaper than if you continue to maintain and repair it.
4. Need space
Pools take up a lot of space, sometimes so much space that they end up overtaking the yard. That yard can be put to better use without the pool, like a large garden or a patio. Removing the pool frees up space and allows you to be more creative with what you do with the yard.
5. Lowers house value
While most people think that pools add to the value of the house, they actually detract from it, especially if the pool isn’t in good condition. Just slapping it on the real estate market is bad, since some people don’t even want a pool. Not only that, but since pools are usually for the “upper class,” people of a lower class might choose another home that is pool free due to the cost. When selling your house, talk with a realtor to decide the pool’s effect on the value of the house. If it detracts from it, maybe it’s best to get rid of it.
6. Safety issues
While the waters may be calm, pools can be dangerous. You have no idea if a pet, elder, or kid could wander in unawares and find themselves drowning, especially if the pool isn’t fenced in. Not only that, but dirty pools can be a health hazard and a breeding ground for bugs and algae, particularly mosquitoes that can potentially carry diseases. If you fear for someone’s safety, then it’s best to just remove the safety hazard in the first place.
There are so many of these reasons to not have a pool that having one is just too much to handle. So what do you do when you need to remove a pool? When in doubt, it’s best to call Dirt Connections to come and schedule an inground pool removal. With Dirt Connections, you can be sure that the pool will be out of sight and out of mind in no time.
Call Dirt Connections For Your Inground Pool Removal
When you call Dirt Connections, they come right over with their equipment to start the process. They first drain the water out, then they drill in 3 inch deep holes to drain anymore water that gets in, particularly from rain. Depending on whether you want a partial swimming pool removal or a full swimming pool removal, they either demolish just the top layer of the pool, leaving the debris at the bottom which they use as part of a fill along with the dirt they brought, or they demolish everything and take all the rubble out to be put in a dump truck and carried away. Then they promptly fill in the gaping hole with dirt. Either way, you can be sure that once the inground pool removal service has been completed, your home will be pool free, and your mind will be worry free. Call Dirt Connections today and schedule an estimate for their pool removal services.