This type of demo utilizes heavy machinery to break up the walls of the swimming pool into small pieces and then back-filling the hole with fresh dirt to cover all the debris.
The pool is drained and all materials like concrete, fiberglass, liner, re-bar, etc. is removed and hauled away. This method should have no impact on your home’s value.
Filling in a pool involves draining the pool, drilling holes into the bottom, removing the top layer, placing the concrete into the bottom, and adding dirt and topsoil while continuously compacting the soil.
Swimming pools can be very deep and require a large amount of material to fill. This can be tricky as inexperienced contractors often order too much or too little fill.
There are several reasons you may wish to fill in your swimming pool:
Whatever the reason you have for wanting a pool removal, it’s important that you contact a professional to do the job. Pool removal is regulated by the State of Arizona and must meet strict criteria to pass the demolition and fill inspection. Many fly-by-night companies and moonlighters offer pool removal services at cheaper rates than the professionals, but you will run into serious problems if you ever try to build on the land or sell your home in the future.
The cost of inground swimming pool removal is based on several factors:
While we can give you rough pricing over the phone, we’ll need to be on site to give you a more accurate estimate. Call today to schedule your free in-home estimate.
A pool demolition job begins with one of our team members visiting the site to assess the situation and bid the job. Our team member will give you a full consultation that covers the costs, requirements, and timeline of your pool removal.
Once you have signed off on the job, work will begin. First, we will drain the pool to the sewer system or transport the contents in a liquid truck, if necessary. Then the entire shell of the pool has to be demoed and hauled to a disposal site. All electrical, water and sewer lines must be capped. All electric components, including the one on the breaker box, must be removed. Then the excavated hole must be backfilled with clean fill dirt. The top two feet should be filled with topsoil to accommodate new landscaping. Finally, the soil is compacted to provide a firm foundation and steady footing for new construction.
If you plan to build a structure on your former pool, a partial pool demolition can save costs and is adequate for landscaping.
For a partial pool demolition, 12 inches of gravel is laid to cover the bottom of the pool before the sides are demolished and mixed with clean fill dirt. All electrical, water, and sewer lines are capped, any electrical pool equipment is removed, and the dirt is compacted. Finally, the dirt is graded to provide solid footing that is suitable for landscaping or gardening.
Partial pool demolition can help homeowners reduce the cost of a pool removal, but if you plan to sell your home in the next 3-5 years we strongly recommend a full demolition.
Our team is equipped to handle:
Absolutely. We work with landscape design and build experts to not just remove your swimming pool, but replace it. Involving landscape designers early in the pool demolition process means we can coordinate the timing, materials, and other variables to help your landscaping project stay on time and on budget.
Cities require permits for pool removal for a variety of reasons, including:
We will pull the permit for you, so all you have to do is sit back and reclaim your yard.