Upside to local pool removals

mas985

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Because of the recent drought in California, many pool owners here are choosing to remove their pools to reduce water usage (even though they could have just used a pool cover). Some cities are even paying pool owners to remove pools. This has created a flood of used equipment for sale on Craigslist and some of it in pretty decent condition. I just scored a Hayward MaxFlo VS SP2303VSP pump supposedly less than a year old (looks like it was just installed) for only $225 from a guy that does pool removals. I've already installed it and it is running great plus it works with my AquaLogic too!

Anyway, just curious if others have seen the same thing in their areas.
 

Jimrahbe

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Mark,

I bet the guy has a much harder time selling the gunite pools he removes.. :p

I too like Craig's list.. Glad you got a good deal..

Jim R.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Last year or so I remember reading an article from a California paper stating that the drought was causing an upswing in pool builds. The thought was that a pool uses less water than a yard of grass that needed watering.

I would be heartbroken to take a pool down and out.. <sniffle sniffle> But great for you to score these type of buys on Craigslist. My local craigslist isn't very fruitful of good deals, sadly.

Maddie :flower:
 

mas985

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This is a little dated but it does show a slight dip in the percentage of HH with pools.

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