Pool companies are mostly taking calls for installation purposes. Yet there is a need sometimes for pool demolition. Sometimes in-ground pools have been around for a while, and the cost to remodel them would be enormous. Additionally, sometimes the current homeowners have no ambitions to renovate, upgrade and maintain a pool. If you have other plans for your backyard, what all is involved in pool demolition, and how much does it cost?
On average, you could pay as little as $3k to have an in-ground pool removed. The more you know about the actual process, the more you will understand the associated costs. While $3k is the low figure, $10k is the high figure. That’s a big price difference, but you have to remember that there are different types of pools that come in all shapes and sizes.
The average price to remove a swimming pool falls between $3,000 and $10,000. The cost to eliminate an above ground model averages $2,700. An inground unit can be extracted for $9,000-$19,000 or filled in for about $5,000.
So what all does the process involve? First, a pool must of course be drained. All the water must be removed in order to prepare the pool for demolition. You could of course take care of that step first so that is less work for the pool company to do.
The more steps a home owner can take upon themselves, the less cost you will incur in the long run.
Drill holes in the bottom of the pool floor. After drilling the holes in the pool floor, the top of the pool must be demolished. Essentially, what you’re doing is crumbling the walls and burying the pool. The rubble fills in the pool, and then you need soil to do the rest of the work. You’re naturally going to need the right tools for the demolition of the pool as well.
As you can imagine, the soil that is needed to fill in a pool would be a major cost no matter if you did it yourself or not. How much would the soil cost? You wouldn’t think the soil would cost thousands of dollars, but you would want to find out before you started breaking ground on the pool demolition.
It seems to me that it would be a job that is best left for the professionals. What do you think? You could always get a quote first before scheduling the work to be done. You could also look into the cost of the soil and what tools you would need if you want to do the work yourself.
You are going to have more yard space now. It’s going to take a while for the space to look natural. One thing you could do to speed up the process is to lay some carpet grass. Either way, it doesn’t take much time to demolish a pool, and you will have your yard back once again.