Moved into house and noticed that the pavers along side of pool next to 3 palm trees is upheaved a bit and not level with the rest of the pool deck. I suspect the turgor pressure from the roots of the nearby palms are the cause but I cant be sure either. As you can see from the pictures, looks like previous home owner noticed this and caulked up the gap between pool bowl and paver. Also, you can see that the previous owner didn't bother watering the lawn and let it completely die. This palms I am sure are thirsting for water. I fear that if I re-sod the lawn and start watering again, this will trigger a root explosion in the palms.
Question is, am I safe here with just leaving the palms? Or should I look to have them taken down? Is the upheaval of the pavement a sure sign of palm root destruction of my pool?