Is your pool becoming an eyesore? 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.
Do you want to safely and efficiently remove an old or unwanted swimming pool? Dirt Connections can make it happen. We can demolish and haul away and haul away all the debris, backfill with dirt and grade your yard to perfection. Learn more about Northern Virginia pool removal and what you can expect during the process.
Types Of Pool Removal Services In Northern VA
There are two primary types of swimming pool removals: partial and full. The decision for which option to choose for your yard may depend on a variety of factors, such as the cost, time, location, disclosure requirements and more. For example, a partial pool removal will be a lot cheaper than a full removal, but it must be disclosed when selling your home in Northern Virginia. Additionally, it may cause sinkholes in your yard to form if performed without the help of an experienced contractor. Here is an overview of the two types of Northern Virginia pool removal services:
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, holes will be provided at the bottom of the pool. 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 36-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.
Full Swimming Pool Removal
During a full pool demolition, everything goes. The Dirt Connections Team 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 all pool materials. With materials removed, we can then supply the dirt necessary to fill the empty pool cavity. We will fill and compact the pool cavity. With the compacted soil complete, it will look like a swimming pool was never there.
This is a more costly option. If you are not sure if your pool is better suited for a partial or full removal, contact our Northern Virginia pool removal contractors for assistance.
Benefits & Drawbacks Of A Northern Virginia Pool Removal
After reviewing the two major types of pool removal, you must take into account the advantages of each. There are also some disadvantages to consider when deciding on a pool removal altogether. Since pool removal is no easy task for contractors, it is important to decide which of the benefits matter most to you and your family. Here are the benefits of partial vs full pool removal, as well as a few minor drawbacks:
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.
Disadvantages Of Partial Swimming Pool Removal
- While a cost-effective solution to removing a swimming pool, partial pool removal may sometimes lead to sinkholes depending on whether the concrete shifts and/or breaks down overtime, meaning there may not be as reliable of a base to support anything but grass growth where the pool once was.
- In almost every state, including DC, MD and VA, a partial pool removal must be disclosed to prospective buyers before the house can be sold. If you choose a full pool removal, you may not have to disclose it to potential homebuyers.
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.
- Like with a partial pool removal, you have the advantage of a maintenance 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.
Disadvantages Of Full Swimming Pool Removal
- 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 fill dirt.
Reach Out To The Professionals At Dirt Connections
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 contractors at Dirt Connections. We offer professional Northern Virginia pool removal and demolition services at competitive prices for all size pools and pools in all conditions. Call today at (703) 940-9949 or fill out our online contact form to learn more.