Q: I found a house I would love to buy, but the problem is it has a pool. I would love to get rid of the pool and just plant trees in the back, but friends tell me the value of the house would fall.
I don't care; I had a pool once and it took too much effort to take care of -- and nobody used it. My husband says it is so easy -- he would just put dirt in the huge hole. Is it that easy? --Zein G.
A: You certainly can fill in the pool, but it's a little more involved than just filling it with dirt. First, you need to disconnect all of the plumbing and electrical wiring associated with the pool and its support equipment. This is something that should be done by licensed professionals -- especially the electrical wiring.