Annandale, Virginia (webnewswire) March 18, 2020 – The Northern Virginia pool removal contractor at Dirt Connections recently released a blog educating readers on five reasons to consider pool removal and demolition. Pools can be expensive for homeowners and pool removal may be the best option, both financially and emotionally.

Pools are a nice amenity in summer but many homeowners stress in transitioning seasons when pools require maintenance. Extra chores cause homeowners stress and expenses. Additional expenses include heating, cleaning, filters and liability insurance. Liability insurance is required to cover injuries that occur during the use of the pool, which are not covered by regular home insurance.

Environmentally-conscious homeowners may also want to conserve water. Pools require a large amount of water to fill every year, with multiple smaller refills due to evaporation. This raises water bills and can use clean, potable water for a seldom used amenity. Conserving water is especially important in forest areas and places where fires could devastate the terrain and wildlife.

Homeowners looking to sell their home should also consider pool removal. Buyers do not value pools as highly as they used to and many may be dissuaded from purchasing a home with a pool due to the extra costs included. Pools can reduce the overall value of a house. A damaged pool will especially appear unappealing to potential buyers. However, a spacious backyard presents many more potential opportunities for buyers to envision themselves in their new home. Larger backyards give the opportunities for homeowners or potential buyers to instead use the space for a garden, deck, playground, barbeque or outdoor patio. Families, especially with younger children who want to run around spacious backyards, may appreciate these more.

Pools may be a nice amenity but come with stress and extra costs that are unappealing to buyers and unpleasant for homeowners. For more information about the costs and benefits of pool destruction and removal, contact Dirt Connections. The company’s experienced contractors can assist homeowners in the Northern Virginia area with all of their home remodeling needs, from pools and hot tubs to free fill dirt delivery for DIY projects. Visit Dirt Connections online at, or call 703-940-9949 for more information. They are headquartered at 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360-A211, Fairfax, VA 22030.