You’ve finally decided that keeping your pool simply isn’t worth the time, energy, and money required to maintain it. It’s time to replace that unused pool with a patio, garden, or just some lush, green grass to enjoy instead. Now, the only question left is: When do you want to take it out? There are some benefits to contacting a pool removal contractor right away, but waiting to complete your pool removal service isn’t always a bad idea. Here are a few things you should consider if you’re thinking of removing your pool this fall or waiting until the springtime.
Fall Pool Removal Service
If you’re ready to remove your pool right away, then there may be no better time to get started than this fall. There are several benefits to a fall pool removal, including:
A Head Start On a Greener Lawn
Fall is the best time to install a new lawn. Putting in sod early in the fall means that temperatures are warm enough to allow the grass to continue growing without the need for extra water. Grass typically benefits from long, deep watering, and installing your lawn in the summer can help you water it less often. Be sure to keep your grass as green as possible by not mowing the blades too short. While short grass is ideal for cooler times of year because it allows the sunlight to come through to the roots, cutting your grass too short can burn it. Be sure to only cut the top third of the blades for the greenest grass.
Start Saving Sooner
Maintaining your pool costs a lot of time and money. Purchasing chemicals, replacing or repairing equipment, and hiring cleaners can all add up. Having a pool alone adds up to $75 to your homeowners insurance policy due to the additional liabilities that having a pool presents. Saving money right away means that you will have more to spend on your new lawn area by stocking it with patio furniture, outdoor games, and more. You’ll also save the time and energy that was previously spent on cleaning the pool, maintaining proper chemical balances, and ensuring the area around the pool is safe.
Maintenance and Debris
When the leaves begin falling, your pool is likely to fill up with them. Even if you use a pool cover, debris such as dirt, sticks, and leaves can all get into the pool and cause damage. Debris is often the cause of clogged filters, which can damage the water and cause a bigger cleaning headache down the road. Both a clogged drain or filter and dirty water can be a huge financial cost, and it may be best to simply remove the pool before the messy fall season progresses too far.
Spring Pool Removal Service
Perhaps you’re still thinking about whether you want to remove your pool, or you want to make sure you’re able to enjoy the last few warm days before you commit to a pool-free backyard. Here are some reasons to consider a springtime pool removal instead.
While it likely won’t bother your pool removal contractor as long as they’re not digging through frozen ground, the time of year doesn’t matter too much when it comes to removing your pool. However, you may want to consider having it removed in the spring, when you can begin enjoying your new lawn right away. After all of the money and time spent to revamp your backyard, the instant gratification of sitting out on your new lawn while the weather is warm may be just the push you need to finish the job.
A pool removal is an investment. While a partial pool removal is cheaper and faster than a full pool removal, you’re still likely to pay an average of $6,000 for the service. The investment can be worth it, but it may be helpful to get an estimate from a pool removal contractor a few months ahead of time and begin saving towards that goal. This can help your pool removal experience be even more stress free, as you will be able to confidently finance the removal without worrying about it.
Reduce Health Risks
In the fall and winter months, there’s little worry that anyone will fill into your pool or that it will attract unwanted bugs. Few people or critters are likely to be out in the cold anyways. In the springtime, however, mosquitos that carry West Nile Virus and other illnesses may find your pool particularly attractive. It’s also possible that more children and pets will be using your yard during the warmer months, making it more likely that they can fall in and become injured. To avoid having to do more maintenance on your pool or ensure that it is constantly supervised, removing your pool at the beginning of the spring season — when the risks are the highest — can be a smart move.
Scheduling Your Pool Removal Service
No matter what time of year you decide to remove your pool, it’s important to thoroughly research the removal process and what to expect from a qualified pool removal contractor. There are different types of pool removals, and understanding which one is best suited to your needs can help you have a smoother experience.
Contact a pool removal contractor for more information and to schedule your pool removal service. Dirt Connections can complete both full and partial pool removals and can provide free estimates and consultations to help you determine which type is best for your needs. The firm prides itself on completing jobs on time and with as little disruption to your daily life as possible. Its licensed and insured contractors can also conduct a variety of other projects, including residential remodeling, commercial and heavy construction, pipeline contracting, and dirt delivery.