Choosing to remove a pool radically transforms your backyard from a safety risk to a nice open field. However, many homeowners are unsure of what to expect when their pool is removed. The exact process depends on various factors, including the size, design, and location of the pool, among other details. Generally speaking, however, this article will inform you about what to expect from a pool removal.. Be sure to get quotes from several trusted contractors in your area and ask each one about how they handle the removal process for more specific information about what to expect from your project.
Pool Removal Process
Before the pool is removed from your property, contractors will examine the area in which the pool will be removed to make note of some key pieces of information. The contractors will check to see if your pool was created along a slope to ensure that the extra space is filled in and leveled during the removal. They will also determine whether the material that was used to create the pool can be crushed up to help fill in the space along with fill dirt.
After initial surveys and preparations, your contractor begin by draining the entire pool with a sump pump. This process, similar to filling the pool with water, will take around 10-12 hours. During this time, the contractor will dig up any power lines for the heat pump and lights, and disconnect the system from the pool. Depending on which removal you choose for your pool, the process will differ.
Partial Pool Removal
For a partial pool removal, the contractor will simply destroy the concrete that comprises the pool deck, and begin the filling process. This means that the entire pool frame will remain intact underneath the ground, but will not be visible to the homeowner. The pool frame is filled up using fill dirt, and the land is smoothed and graded once the fill dirt reaches the top of the pool.
Full Pool Removal
Though it may be more expensive than a partial removal, a full pool removal guarantees that the entire system is removed from the backyard. The contractor will begin by destroying the entirety of the pool frame and removing the concrete. Depending on the material used to create the pool, they will either remove it or use some of it to fill in the hole. The rest will be filled using fill dirt, and the contractor will ensure that the land is properly graded, drained, and is able to support grass growth.
Benefits of a Professional Pool Removal
It may seem like a good idea to fill in your own pool with dirt. However, this is one project best left to the professionals. With professional support, you can be sure that the concrete, water lines, and other factors that make up the pool are completely removed and are safe to fill in with dirt. This helps prevent costly mistakes that could end up causing a dangerous problem, such as breaking the heat pump. If you choose to fill in the pool your pool yourself, you may end up creating a slope in your yard, or even creating a patch of soil that is unable to support grass.
Professional pool removal contractors will also know what to do if something unplanned occurs. All construction projects carry the risk of accidents and unforeseen circumstances affecting the project. For example, heavy rains could delay the removal and require careful planning after the weather clears to be sure the project is completed safely. With a professional contractor’s help, you can be reassured that these circumstances will be handled quickly and effectively.
With a professional pool removal, you can be sure that your brand new backyard will be enjoyed for years to come. Having extra space from the removal gives you the option to build a patio, or maybe even a gazebo. As you no longer have a large pool of water in your backyard, you instantly relieve your backyard of safety risks, especially for small children. Inground pool removals also save money in the long term as they eliminate any costs that came with pool maintenance, such as heat pump repair. Additionally, pool removals can add value to your home, giving you peace of mind knowing it will be easier to sell on the market.
Hiring a Pool Removal Contractor
Contact Dirt Connections for more information about pool removal and to schedule a free consultation with a professional pool removal contractor. Dirt Connections has years of experience in providing Northern Virginia and Maryland homeowners with high-quality pool removal services, including partial and full removals. Our knowledgeable contractors can help you remove your pool, answer any questions you may have about the process, complete the project in a timely manner, and assist with any post-removal projects. After your pool removal is complete, Dirt Connections will ensure that all dirt and other construction materials are removed from your property, leaving you with a beautiful, spatious backyard that you can begin enjoying right away.