It is extremely important to clean your swimming pool on regular basis. Apart from health benefits, it has many more advantages attached to it. Firstly, it eliminates the need of money and time to be spent on its maintenance. Secondly, there will be no need for you to deal with the added hazards that comes with pool ownership. Thirdly, you will be left with added yard spaces which you can use at your convenience either for pool landscaping opportunities or other activities. Fourth and the last, there is no doubt that, pool increases the selling cost of the house.
Methods for removing the inground pool
- Partial removal- this type of method is the most popular method for removing the pool. It involves a series of activities to be done simultaneously and with skill. Activities include- draining the pool, poking holes at the bottom, getting rid of the top layer of the pool, putting rubble on the bottom and filling it with the added top soil and dirt.
- Partial removal with engineered backfill- it is almost similar to the partial removal. However, it is always recommended that this method should only be performed by trained and experienced engineer technician. This method should only be done when there is immediate need.
- Full removal with non-engineered backfill- in this method the pool is drained of all the water and materials like liner, fibreglass, and concrete will be removed and towed away. Then the area will be filled and compacted. You have to always keep in mind that without concrete buried the risk of seepage and sinkage will be reduced.
- Full removal with engineered backfill- this type of removal not only requires supervision of an engineer who will perform density testing, but it also requires a final engineer review indicating that the area is buildable. It is highly recommended method for pool removal by experts, as it doesn’t compromise with a person’s property. Usually people do not prefer this type of method as it is very expensive.
- DIY route of removing a pool- following steps are to be followed for removing pool in this method-
- First step is to drain the pool. You can use the pump. Usually there is a sewer point within 100 feet of the swimming pool.
- Tearing it down is the second step. This process of tearing it down will vary based on the type of pool you have. Many a times this process includes unscrewing bolts, hammering the walls, and ripping them apart.
- Third is to tow it away. You can either hire a removing company to remove all the resulting debris or you can remove it yourself. Recycle whenever possible so you can save on the costs as well as keep the debris out of the landfill.
- Lastly you have to repair the site. There will be a patch of dead grass or a layer of stone or sand in the place once the removal process is done away with. However this will not matter if new a pool is installed. But when you want to have the grass replace it, you have to hire a contractor.