Whether you are looking to remove an above ground pool or you are looking to fill in an inground pool, making a decision when it comes to swimming pool removal is not an easy one. There are usually arguments to be made on both sides of this choice, so you may find yourself stuck on how to proceed. While we can’t tell you which choice is right for your family, we can highlight some of the benefits you may enjoy if you decide to have the pool removed.
If the pool on your property in Maryland or Virginia is still running and being heated, you are spending a lot of money on something that may not be used consistently. It’s easy to run up energy bills into the hundreds of dollars per month just heating your pool’s water. That’s thousands of dollars per year, and you may be able to use that money more effectively somewhere else. It’s important to keep these cost savings in mind when thinking about the cost of having the pool removed. Sure, you’ll have to spend money upfront on the pool removal, but that investment should be worth it in the end once you start saving on energy bills.
Everyone who owns a pool needs to consider the safety element of pool ownership, especially as it relates to kids. There are important safety measures you can take, such as using a safety cover or installing a pool fence, but those obviously have their own costs. Also, you might decide to take out a larger home insurance policy because of the risks that come with owning a pool. In the end, the matter of safety could be enough to make you decide that removing the pool is the smart move.
Skip the Maintenance
In a fantasy world, you can picture yourself walking out of the house on a warm, sunny day to slip into the pool for a relaxing swim. That’s a beautiful image, but it’s far from reality. More likely, you will have a lot of chores to keep up with in order to maintain your pool, even on the days when you don’t feel like swimming. You might be able to outsource some of that work to a local pool maintenance company, but yet again, there will be an ongoing cost associated with that decision.
It may be that your old pool is already sitting empty on your property, as the time has come and gone since you were using it regularly. If the pool is empty, some of the points above will no longer apply – but it would still be smart to have it removed. Once the pool is gone and properly filled, you’ll regain that space and will be able to use it for any of a number of other purposes.
Consider Your Options
You won’t be committed to anything if you decide to give us a call and find out more about our swimming pool removal process. We will be happy to provide you with a quote and answer any questions you may have about this job. Thank you for visiting and we hope to serve you soon!