As out industry grows and ages, there are more and more pool owners who are deciding to call it quits when it comes to their pool ownership. With energy costs, chemical costs, maintenace expenses, and water conservation, it is becoming more and more of a drain on resources for most peoples budget, and is once again becoming a luxury. Once the decision is made to remove a pool, the decision can be very saisfying for most people who decide to remove. Pieces of their yard are replace, the cost of home ownership is lowered, and a unused pool is no longer a waste of resources.
This explains the different types of options available when deciding on a swimming pool demolition:
(Type A and B are only suitable for future landscaping on the site. Type C is necessary if any future construction at the site is contemplated)
This method is only suitable for future landscaping use of the site. The swimming pool will initially be broken in three places: (i) Shallow end, 3' x 3' hole. (ii) Transition from shallow to deep end, 4' x 4' hole. (iii) Deep end, 4' x 4' hole. The sides of the pool will then be broken down two feet from the top edge. All debris from the break out will be left in the pool excluding the steel rebar. The pool will be backfilled with clean fill from local excavations. The backfill soil will be compacted every six inches. The site will be pressure washed and vacuumed.
This method is only suitable for future landscaping use of the site. The entire pool is to be removed from the site. All of the gunite, or fiberglass, or vinyl and any plaster, tile and coping debris are to be demolished and removed. The pool will be backfilled with clean fill from local excavations. The backfill soil will be compacted every six inches. The site will be pressure washed and vacuumed.
Total pool/spa removal, with engineered backfill and oversight by a soils engineer during backfill and compaction process. This method is necessary if any future construction over the site, or within five feet of the site, is contemplated, and when dictated by local code. The entire pool is to be removed from the site. All of the gunite, or fiberglass, or vinyl, and plaster, tile and coping are to be removed from the site. A soils engineer will be hired to engineer the backfill, which we will install to the engineer's specifications. Average price for engineering has been about $2000.00.
All Demolition Type's Include:
- Permits obtained with the City/County - Permit fees are additional, as they vary form City to City. Average permit fees of $300.00 for option Style Type A or B.
- Drain the swimming pool
- Cap gas and electrical
- Power wash streets and vacuum debris
- landscaping and concrete replacement, as needed
If you have come to the conclusion that you would prefer to see a garden or lawn in your yard, or a remodel is just not in your budget, we are happy to work with you to remove your old pool. Contact us, and we will provide a consultation and an estimate for your pool/spa removal project.