Swimming pools are an excellent accessory for any home. However, given the average size of homes in Maryland is only 1,920 square feet, I might feel inclined to get rid of my swimming pool. While a few neighbors might throw me a baffled look, there are several reasons to justify why I would remove a pool.
Add Space to My Backyard
Swimming pools might take up a substantial amount of space. Residential swimming pools could range anywhere from 65 to 430 square feet, with some pools exceeding this size. Removing a pool would free up space and add some much-needed acreage to my backyard.
I Can’t Swim
While a pool might add some level of aesthetics to my home, it beats logic to have one if I can’t use it. If I can’t swim and have no interest in learning, it would make sense to remove my pool.
Nobody Uses It
If I realize that my pool sits idle for days-on-end without anyone taking an occasional dip, that’s a sign that it’s time to get rid of it. As a homeowner, it’s easy to get caught up in the fallacy of sunk cost effect where I feel I should keep my pool because I paid for it. However, if nobody’s using the pool, I say remove it.
It’s Costing Too Much
Swimming pools are expensive to build and maintain. The average price of annual pool maintenance ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. That type of cash could easily be spent in maintaining or repairing other parts of my home.
Safety Becomes an Issue
Even with safety features such as a fence, concerns of drowning are very real. If I have young kids running around the house, ensuring they stay away from the pool is going to be a substantial challenge. I want my kids to be able to play catch or kick a soccer ball without worrying they’ll somehow end up in the pool.
The Pool is in Bad Shape
Once my pool passes the decade mark, it’s going to need considerable work to keep it in good shape. With the costs of repairs skyrocketing over the years, having to redo the plaster and upgrading equipment simply isn’t worth it.
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