Backyard pools have generally been a suburban fixture, yet the recent drought in California has signaled a shift in homeowners’ swimming pool dreams. Former homeowners say backyard pools contribute to the state’s water shortage, one main reason to eliminate the luxury. Pool owners say running water is unfair during the fifth year of the state’s draught. Consequently, the swimming pool demolition industry has flourished. Dave Frisch, the owner of one pool demolition company, says his business is experiencing a backlog of demolition jobs. In addition to the drought, homeowners cite difficult maintenance as another challenge for keeping backyard pools. | Read More