The Virginia pool removal contractor at Dirt Connections recently released a blog outlining the hidden costs associated with in-ground pools. Many homeowners fail to realize that their pools could be costing them hundreds of extra dollars.
Several problems with your pool’s construction can lead to costly fixes. Retaining walls may be necessary if your pool is placed on a sloped area to ensure proper drainage and stability. Installing one can cost around $7,000, with more decorative options reaching six-digit figures. If your pool lacks additional concrete around its perimeter, adding in this space for deck chairs and other features can bring a high landscaping price.
Landscaping also becomes costly when it comes to ensuring that no debris enters your pool and clogs up your equipment or contaminates the water. Pools use up hundreds of dollars in electricity and water fees as well, a factor that many homeowners forget. Finally, fencing and other safety equipment add up. While the expense is necessary, it can be steep. Failing to budget for these costs can significantly impact your budget in the year to come.
Removing your pool is a large but worthwhile investment if you are no longer using it as often. A pool removal can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of your pool, complexity of the removal, and the type of removal you have selected. With the average yearly costs of owning a pool ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, removing your pool can result in serious savings within just a few years. However, homeowners will see immediate rewards in the amount of backyard space they gain and the hours of maintenance they no longer have to spend on their pool.
Speak to the inground pool removal contractors at Dirt Connections for more information and to schedule your pool removal. The firm can provide both full and partial pool removals, and its team of experienced contractors can assist you in determining the right type of pool removal for your needs through a free consultation. Dirt Connections can be contacted online at our website or by phone at 703-940-9949. The firm is headquartered at 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360-A211, Fairfax, VA 22030.