The reasons for pool removal vary, but these are some of top reasons. The most common reason is generally that the pool has reached its lifetime and is no longer in-use. Pools that sit unused have the potential to become liability concerns for several reasons, plus that space can be used for something more useful to the property owner.
If the pool is no longer in-use, removing it would provide more space in the backyard to enjoy backyard parties and backyard games. Maybe the space could be used to do some landscaping or to add a patio. There are loads of reasons for pool removal. Here are 5 of them.
#1 – Reduction in Home Owners’ Insurance
When you decide to install a pool on your property, your home owners’ insurance rates may go up. This is because you’ll need insurance on the pool to protect yourself from liability potentials. The pool insurance coverage may include protection from liability, pool repairs, etc. Pool insurance coverage varies per policy type and per insurance company.
Some homeowners have pool coverage included on their home owners’ insurance policies, but may have added additional coverage with a separate insurance company to fully-protect themselves as well. Without the pool, there is no need for all of this coverage and you’ll save money every month.
#2 – Elimination of Liability Worries
When you remove the pool, you eliminate the need to worry about someone jumping your fence to take a swim in your pool. If the pool is drained, you won’t have to worry about kids wandering into the pool to skateboard or goof around, leading to an injury. You won’t have to worry about anyone becoming injured in or near the pool because the pool has been removed from the property.
#3 – Putting the House on the Market
While some people think that selling a home with a pool adds value to the home, it actually detracts from the home’s value. Sure, some buyers may find the pool appealing, but most buyers will likely see it as an immediate burden on their new home purchase.
The idea of maintaining a pre-existing pool that could be on its way out may not appeal to a potential buyer. Additionally, buyers with young children tend to avoid homes with pools for safety reasons.
#4 – A Pool that’s No Longer Used
This is one of the most common reasons for pool removal. Pools that are no longer used become eye sores, burdens, and liability issues. The biggest eye sores are the oldest pools that sit un-used.
A pool that’s no longer used becomes a burden because the property owner wants to remove it, but may hesitate to follow through with demolition for one reason or another. The reasons for the delay in removal could be budget constraints or safety concerns.
#5 – Other Uses for the Pool Area
Number 5 ties into a pool that’s unused. When the pool is unused, the property owner begins envisioning other uses for the area taken up by the pool. When a property owner has already come up with plans for the pool area, they’re more than ready for demolition. It also likely means that the pool is now a burden, preventing the home owner from enjoying the backyard.
If you’re ready to remove an old pool from your property, don’t wait another day to get started. Don’t allow the pool to become a burden. Do something about it. To find out more about pool removal, or to request a FREE estimate, contact Remove A Pool today!