There are good reasons why a swimming pool is demolished or removed. First, there will come a time that the swimming pool will reach the end of its useful life. With old swimming pools, all sorts of problems crop up, including water leakage and tile cracking. At some point, the owner will have to decide whether to demolish or replace the swimming pool.
Second, a swimming pool is not simple to maintain. Regular repair and maintenance costs money. If a swimming pool is no longer being used as often as it used to, the homeowner may decide to just demolish the pool rather than spend on maintenance for something that is no longer being used.
The cost of demolishing a swimming pool is generally determined by the type of pool (above ground versus in-ground pool), the pool size and method of pool removal. There are two methods of swimming pool demolition: complete demolition and removal, and partial demolition and removal.
Complete Demolition and Removal
This method involves the complete removal of all the concrete and other materials, such as pipes and decking, from the swimming pool and the yard. The hole is filled with dirt and then compacted to bring the area back to its pre-pool state. This technique is ideal for a homeowner who has future plans to build on the area where the pool used to be. The cost will include the removal and hauling of the pool materials, as well as the amount of fill dirt.
Partial Demolition and Removal
This technique involves the demolition of the top few feet of the swimming pool and placing the soil in the bottom of the pool. The old concrete is not removed and is covered up with fill dirt. There are two types of partial demolition. In top layer swimming pool demolition, the top tiled layer of a pool’s wall is removed.
The holes dug into the pool’s floor and the entire swimming pool are filled in with dirt and compacted. Two-foot demolition involves the demolition and removal of the top two feet of the pool’s wall. The holes punched into the pool’s floor are filled in with dirt and gravel.
Whatever method is employed, earth excavation will be involved. It is best to employ the services of a professional earthmoving company to carry out the excavation aspect of the swimming pool demolition. A professional will meet with you to discuss the process of removing your pool. All the excavation and removal work will be carried out by a reputable professional in accordance with environmental regulations. Lastly, a professional will have the required equipment to get the job done. Find out more information about swimming pool demolition services here.