A guide to swimming pool removal

It is essential to clean your swimming pool regularly. Apart from health benefits, it has many more advantages attached to it. Firstly, it eliminates the need for money and time to be spent on its maintenance. Secondly, there will be no need for you to deal with the added hazards that come with pool ownership. Thirdly, you will be left with added yard spaces, which you can use at your convenience to pool landscaping opportunities or other activities. Fourth and last, there is no doubt that a pool increases the selling cost of the house.

Methods for removing the inground pool

  1. 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 pool’s top layer, putting rubble on the bottom, and filling it with the added topsoil and dirt.
  2. Partial removal with engineered backfill- it is almost similar to the partial removal. However, it is always recommended that trained and experienced engineer technician should only perform this method. This method should only be done when there is an immediate need.
  3. Full removal with non-engineered backfill– in this method, the pool is drained of all the water, and materials like liner, fiberglass, 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.
  4. Full removal with engineered backfill- this type of removal not only requires the 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 a highly recommended method for pool removal by experts, as it doesn’t compromise a person’s property. Usually, people do not prefer this type of method as it is costly.
  5. DIY route of removing a pool- following steps are to be followed for removing a pool in this method-
  6. The 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.
  7. Tearing it down is the second step. This process of tearing it down will vary based on the type of pool you have. Many times this process includes unscrewing bolts, hammering the walls, and ripping them apart.
  8. The third is to tow it away. You can either hire a removal company to remove all the resulting debris or remove it yourself. Recycle whenever possible so you can save on the costs and keep the debris out of the landfill.
  9. 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 a new pool is installed. But when you want to have the grass replace, you have to hire a contractor.
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