One of the biggest reasons people in Peoria want to get rid of their swimming pools is that they can take up an overwhelming amount of space in their backyards. If you have a small backyard to begin with, the last thing you want is to lose half of your yard to a swimming pool that no one uses. You could use that space for a conversation area with a fire feature for those cool Arizona nights, for example.
Many families see owning a swimming pool as dangerous, especially if they have small children or animals. Even if the swimming pool has a fence around it, you may worry that a child could endanger themselves around the pool area. You may also face higher homeowner’s insurance rates if you own a pool.
One of the biggest reasons families are moving away from pool ownership is that pools can be expensive to repair and maintain. The older a pool is, the more costly it can become. If no one is using your pool, it creates an unnecessary expense you don’t need. Depending on the size of your pool, it can cost up to $10,000 to maintain or repair. You may think that large amount of money could be spent in other ways around your home.
Today’s homeowner is also more environmentally conscious. Traditional freshwater pools and saltwater pools use a lot of water at a time when water conservation is critical to maintaining our fabulous Arizona lifestyle. Not only is pool water a drain on aquifers and area water supplies, but all pools use chemicals to maintain them, which can create a completely different hazard. Yards in desert areas like Arizona are reverting back to a more naturalistic use of native plant species and away from artificial landscapes with pools.
Owning a pool may even decrease the value of your home if you are in the market to sell your home. Pools are attractive to some homebuyers, but not everyone sees them as a benefit.