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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.

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By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / August 7, 2010

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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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