Backyard bauble loses its sparkle
In-ground pools have long been a suburban dream. But toddler drownings, close calls, and concerns about costs have begun to dim their appeal.
The backyard swimming pool has long ranked among suburbia’s sweetest perks — a status symbol and centerpiece of cocktail parties and family barbecues. But increasingly, it is seen in a more ominous light. (Full article: 995 words)
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