Getting rid of an above-ground pool can open up a lot of space in your yard, both visually and physically. But even when the job is done and the pool has disappeared, there are some serious challenges that remain. Here's a brief rundown on what to expect after the removal and what you can do about it.
The ground on which a pool has sat may have a number of difficulties once it's been freed up. First and foremost, you may find that what you're left with is a large and unsightly circle of sand, gravel or crushed rock. This base was created to level the pool, and now it's your problem. Below that base (or instead of it, in the case of improper installation), the soil underneath will be heavily compacted -- possibly even depressed below the level of the surrounding yard. The dirt is likely to also have been damaged by leaking pool chemicals like chlorine, as well as years without sunlight or growth.
There are basically three different ways you can handle this post-pool challenge: cover the hole, replace it or embrace it.
How you handle the challenge of redecorating a space covered by a pool is up to you. It depends on how much you have in your budget and what design you want to create in your yard. But it might be just the excuse you were looking for to create something new and inspirational in your humble backyard.Share
30 November 2015
The way that your yard is landscaped can have an impact on the overall security of your home. Large bushes around the entrances or windows can provide a potential burglar enough camouflage to sneak in unseen. Not having enough lighting around the exterior of your home can increase the risks as well. What landscaping choices should you make to ensure that your home's security isn't decreased? Is there anything you can do to actually increase the level of security? My blog will show you several things that you should consider when landscaping so that you can keep your family and home safe.