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Homeowners Opt to Remove Backyard Pools Amid California Drought

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    Homeowners Opt to Remove Backyard Pools Amid California Drought

    NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman shows why California's severe drought is pushing homeowners to remove their backyard pools. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014)

    California's severe drought has prompted several homeowners to remove their backyard pools.

    Several Bay Area cities report seeing fewer pools built and more torn down in an effort to conserve water.

    Terry Arrighi, who owns A-1 Pool Removal, has also seen an uptick in requests for his services.

    "I have more work than I can do," he said.

    The drought has many homeowners, like Cupertino's Steve Ding, re-thinking their backyard pools.

    "I think it wastes a lot of water," he said.

    But not everyone in the Bay Area is ripping their pools apart. While San Jose and Concord are some of the cities reporting a drop in new pool permits, San Ramon has seen a rise in permits to build pools.