California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. This has led to mandatory water restrictions being imposed across the state. The governor hopes that these restrictions will drop water usage by 25 percent. However, this has caused major drawbacks for the pool industry.
Backyard swimming pools are part of the lifestyle of California. However, droughts have left more and more empty pools across the parched landscape. Many Californians have given up on their pools and are filling them in. According to one company which fills in pools, “We used to only do maybe one pool a year in the last 20 years…And then it eventually got to where it is now; about two pools a week for the past year and a half, two years.” It is no surprise considering many cities and water districts have passed bans on the construction of new swimming pools. There are also bans on draining and refilling existing pools.
What Can I Do With My Old Pool?
If you feel having a pool is a waste of water during the drought, there are several options available to you. Filling in your pool will eliminate the need for nearly 15,000 gallons of water. You will also avoid the expense and time of upkeep. In place of your pool you could consider several drought-friendly landscaping ideas like:
If you are living in California and currently suffering through the drought, the team at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego can help you create a beautiful landscape. If you have your pool removed you will have a large amount of space to fill. Let us create the perfect landscape design for you. We will do all of the hard work while you simply sit back and enjoy your new outdoor space!