Instead of clearing away the pool altogether though, one option that some take when they decide they no longer want a pool, is to turn it into a pond.
Transforming a pool into a pond is a much cheaper option than filling the pool in, and it costs much less than a pool to keep running.
Having a pond as opposed to a pool can help save at least $1,000 a year on electricity alone and it also has a number of environmental benefits.
Local frogs, fish and plants can all benefit from having a source of clean water in the area and a pond is still safe for people to swim in too.
Swimming in a pond is similar to swimming in a creek, dam or even at the beach – it may not be as clear as a swimming pool but it can definitely still be used to take a dip. If you don’t like your new pond you can also decide to turn it back into pool as the conversion is reversible.
A pond can also create an attractive focal point in a backyard and will help keep value to your property. So if you are thinking about getting rid of your pool, then why not consider the option of turning it into a pond instead?