Is your pool becoming an eye sore? Whether your backyard swimming pool is extensively damaged or no longer used, you may be considering pool demolition. Dirt Connections offers professional inground pool removal services for homeowners who want to safely and efficiently remove their old or unwanted swimming pools. Once demolished, our crew of pool demolition contractors will haul away the mess and fill the hole with dirt. Learn more about pool removal and what you can expect during the process.
Partial Swimming Pool Removal
Each year, thousands of homeowners make the decision to get rid of their swimming pool. At Dirt Connections, we aim to make this process as fast and simple as possible. For homeowners on a budget who want to remove their pool as quickly as possible, partial swimming pool removal is a viable option. Not only is partial pool removal the most affordable choice, it is also the most commonly used method among pool removal contractors. However, your choice between a partial removal and full removal will be based on the specific guidelines in your area and the potential future uses of the land.
If you choose a partial swimming pool removal, your pool will be completely drained of water. Next, 3-inch deep holes are drilled into the bottom of the pool to demolish the top layer. These holes ensure that the pool drains properly in the future as moisture from rainwater and other sources collect. The sides of the pool are broken down next, but as this is a partial pool demolition, only about 18-inches from the top is demolished. The rubble from the top is placed at the bottom of the pool. The swimming pool is then backfilled and compacted. In total, partial pool removal takes an average of 2 to 5 days.
Advantages of Partial Swimming Pool Removal
- The cost of partial swimming pool removal is roughly 30 percent less than complete pool removal. Various factors can influence price such as pool size and accessibility, as well as the overall scope of the work
- Partial inground pool removal is typically much faster than a full pool demolition. While it takes an average of 1 to 5 days to complete a partial removal, it can take up to 7 days for a full removal
- With your pool gone, you can spend less time and money maintaining it. You will have more space in your yard and can eliminate the hazards and legal liabilities of owning a swimming pool
Of course, there are some downsides associated with partial pool removal. If you go to sell your home, some buyers may find the absence of a pool to be a perk. However, partial swimming pool removal could affect the value of your home and must be disclosed to all future buyers. Most areas consider the area where the former pool used to be unbuildable after a partial removal. This means that you cannot add dwellings or additions to the land. However, sheds, trees, and other landscaping are usually safe.
Full Swimming Pool Removal
While more costly than a partial pool removal, most pool demolition contractors agree that full swimming pool removal is a better option. Depending on what type of inground pool you own, full removal may be necessary. Inground pools with steel walls or a steel collar require the steel to be removed first. This alone makes a full pool demolition necessary. If you are not sure if your pool is better suited for a partial or full removal, contact our pool removal contractors for assistance.
During a full pool demolition, everything goes. The pool demolition contractors will break up the materials that make up the pool, including any concrete, fiberglass, steel, granite, and vinyl lining. Debris is then removed from the pool cavity with special equipment. Once the entirety of the pool has been demolished, Dirt Connections will haul all of the debris away for proper disposal, leaving your yard free of pool materials. Our pool removal contractors will then supply the dirt necessary to fill the empty pool cavity. We will then fill and compact the soil to make it look like a swimming pool was never there.
Advantages of Full Swimming Pool Removal
- One of the biggest advantages of full pool removal is the level of impact on future home sales. With full pool demolition, there are no limitations associated with building on the site. The ground should be safe and secure, as if the pool was never there
- With a full inground pool removal, there is a lower risk of backfill errors. With a partial pool demolition, contractors must account for concrete and other materials when filling the pool cavity. With a full removal, compacting is made simple and the ground is less prone to seepage
- Like with a partial pool removal, you have the advantage of maintaining a pool-free yard. This means less time and money spent on pool supplies and maintenance, as well as the peace of mind that you are not liable for injuries that may occur in or around your pool
Of course, there are a few disadvantages that come along with swimming pool removal with one of the biggest being cost. You can expect a full pool demolition to cost considerably more than a partial removal due to the amount of work involved in breaking up and removing all of the materials. With more work to be done, there may be a need for more workers as well as extra days to complete the project. With no pool materials left to help fill in the pool cavity, you can also expect to need additional soil.
Not everyone needs or wants an inground swimming pool in their backyard, especially one that has become dilapidated or creates a safety hazard. If you are ready to remove an old swimming pool from your backyard, call the experienced pool removal contractors at Dirt Connections. We offer professional pool demolition services at competitive prices for all size pools and pools in all conditions. Call today to learn more.