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How to Decide if a Pool Demolition is Right For You
Having a pool adds a significant amount of beauty to a home. However, keeping a well maintained pool can be expensive, exhausting, and time consuming. Over time, the pool may not quite be what it used to be.
If your pool has reached this point, you might be one of many homeowners who consider a pool removal. Beyond the pursuit of a good looking yard comes the question of appraisal value. When looking to sell their house, many homeowners will take into consideration the condition of their pool.
Our staff polled local real estate agents in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area about the value of pools. The answer practically always began with “Well, it depends…”. There are so many factors involved with a house appraisal, it’s hard to give a direct answer to whether it’s better to keep or demolish the old pool.
It depends on the area you live in, the size of the yard, the condition of the pool, and so on. For example, having a small yard with most of the space taken up by a pool, demolishing the pool would be in your best interest. Or if you live near elementary schools, a pool demolition could increase the value of your house due to the decreased liability.
Pool Demolition Benefits:
- Less time and money spent on maintaining your pool
- Increased yard space, giving more room for future landscaping projects
- Pool demolition eliminates the hazards and liabilities of owning a pool
- Can make your home easier to sell by expanding the number of potential buyers
Different Forms of Pool Demolition
When demolishing your pool in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA areas, there are many things to consider. One of the most important considerations is your plans for the space where the pool was. Will you let the grass grow over and expand your backyard? Or do you plan to build onto your house, using the space the pool used to be to increase your square footage?
Depending on how you would answer this question you would be looking at either partial or complete pool demolition. Each has their own advantages and price differences. Most importantly, complete pool demolition allows for future construction on the demolition site. Read on below to find out more about these two pool removal services.
Complete Pool Demolition
A complete pool demolition is usually the type of work that people tend to have in mind when they first decide to have their swimming pool removed. It is exactly as it sounds, the entire pool is demolished.
The process starts by using an excavator to break up all of the concrete walls of the pool as well as the floor. Once all of the material has been loosened, it can be removed from the site. This leaves a large empty hole where the pool used to be.
Our demolition crew will then backfill the area with dirt and base material, and finally use a compactor to keep everything in place.
Complete pool removal is the ideal type of demolition work if you plan to build on the area after the pool is gone. The reason for this is every piece of the pool is demolished and removed.
You are then left with a solid foundation, which makes it perfect for new construction. If future builds are part of your plan, you will have to choose a complete pool demolition.
Partial pool removal will not work for your situation, and most construction crews will refuse to build on top of an old pool unless it was completely demolished. Some homeowners choose a partial pool demolition to save cost.
Afterwards, they then need the site dug up and recompacted when they decide to build later. Complete pool removal jobs tend to be a bit more expensive than partial pool demolition due to the amount of work involved. With that said, they can save you money in the long run and avoid the hassle of re-compacting the site in the future.
Partial Pool Demolition
Partial pool demolition is very similar in practice to complete demolition, with just a few key differences. The tops of the walls are broken down and removed using a bobcat, and holes are punched in the bottom of the pool to prevent any water collection.
The concrete floor of the pool is left in place and the whole area is filled with dirt and compacted. Leaving in part of the pool saves a significant amount of time and work, and is therefore a much cheaper way to demolish a pool.
The only real drawback to a partial pool removal is that you will not be able to build on the area in the future. Building on top of partially demolished pools is not an option because the land is deemed “non-buildable”.
This is definitely something to consider when choosing which type of pool demolition is right for you. Partial pool removal is ideal when you are looking to just remove the pool and leave a large open space like a grass yard in its place. With the great money saving benefits, we see many homeowners opting for partial pool demolition.
Above Ground Pool Removal
Our company not only demolished in-ground pools but above-ground pools as well! Above ground pool removal is much more affordable than inground pool removal.
The average cost for an above ground pool removal is much more standardized than an inground pool. Most above ground pool demolition prices start at $850 and vary depending on a few factors. These factors include the size of the pool, access to the pool, whether we will backfill the area, and if we need to pump the pool out.
Demolition services offered but not limited to:
- Garage Demolition
- Shed Demolition
- Mobile Home Demolition
- Interior Demolition
- House Gut Services
- Driveway Demolition
- Pool Demolition
- Concrete Demolition
- House Demolition
- Porch/Deck Demolition
- And more!
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Pool Removal FAQs
What does pool demolition cost?
The cost to demolish an in-ground pool depends on many variables. Most complete pool demolitions start at $5000, and can vary depending on size and access to the pool.
What do you do with the concrete from the pool?
What we do with the old pool concrete depends on local regulations and your selection of partial vs full pool demolition. On full pool demolitions, we haul away all old concrete from the pool, as well as the liner, pump, etc.
What areas do you service?
We provide pool removal & demolition services to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areas. We also consider projects outside this area, so give us a call and we may be able to help you!
Do you pump out the pool?
Yes! Included in every pool demolition is pumping out the water. While other services may use this as an upcharge, we include pump-out services as standard with our company.