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Swimming Pool Removal: Make Room For Next Summer

November 13, 2019

We’ve said our goodbye’s to Summer over a month ago—with the kids back in school, the beaches emptied, the BBQ’s over, and the swimming pool closed up for the season.

But what if you’re a homeowner looking to upgrade your swimming pool for next Summer, or have decided you don’t even want to deal with a swimming pool at all? Sometimes, it takes a little demolition to transform your pool area in the backyard, into the perfect Summer hangout spot.

All the time, we hear that too many time-consuming and expensive maintenance issues make it difficult for homeowners to get full enjoyment out of their swimming pool. We also hear that high-maintenance swimming pools aren’t even worth it, at all. If that’s the case, it might make sense to get rid of your existing pool and turn your backyard space into a quiet and peaceful field of grass, trees, and flowers. Or, you could even re-install a high-quality swimming pool that comes with less maintenance issues, its up to you, we just clear and clean out the space.

Here, we take a look at how we remove an existing swimming pool and cover the area up as if a swimming pool was never there—what you do with the extra space is up to you.

In Ground Swimming Pool

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First, drain the pool. Once the pool is drained and all concrete, fiberglass, and liner materials are removed and hauled away, fill the area with compacted soil or gravel. Now that the inground swimming pool has been filled in and cleaned up, you’ll need to disclose that a swimming pool was removed from that spot—having little-to-no effect on the overall value of the home. If the pool was originally built without concrete buried at the bottom, the risk of sinkage and seepage is reduced—sometimes eliminated.

Most cities consider the area where a swimming pool used to be, non-buildable. Even if the remains of the pool no-longer exist, no other additions to the home can be built in that exact space. However, there are exceptions for smaller sheds, concrete slabs, landscaping, and trees.

Above Ground Swimming Pool

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Although there is a variety of above ground pools to choose from, when it comes to swimming pool removal, they all go through the same demolition and hauling process, and it’s much easier than getting rid of an inground pool. First, drain the pool with a pump. Depending on the type of above ground pool you’re demolishing, the second part of the process could vary a bit, but typically consists of unscrewing bolts, breaking down concrete walls with a sledgehammer. The third step is to haul the debris away. As demolition professionals, we always have a dumpster on site at all phases of the demolition process but are mindful of separating recyclable materials from the rest of the debris. Then, we clean the demolition site, giving you the power to redesign your backyard the way you’d like.

If you’ve spent enough hot summers looking at the run-down swimming pool in the backyard, and know the space could be utilized better, give the professionals at Sanford & Son Demolition Specialists a call, and we will make sure the new space is ready for you to decide what you’re going to do with it.

For more information about our hauling and demolition services, click here.