What’s The Best Method To Get Rid Of A Swimming Pool?

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What’s The Best Method To Get Rid Of A Swimming Pool?

If you have finally decided that you no longer need the swimming pool in the backyard of your house, then it’s time to hire a swimming pool removal contractor to get rid of the pool in the easiest of the ways. But, before you give a call to a contractor and start pool removal process, it is important to go through different processes of pool removal. You may not be aware, but there are multiple ways by which you can get rid of the hefty maintenance cost of a swimming pool. Let us discuss these processes one by one.

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Different ways to remove a swimming pool

Partial Removal and Non-Engineered Fill

In this process, holes are punched in the bottom of the pool, breaking the sides down. After that, back-filling and compacting of the pool takes place. You can grow plants or trees in the area, or fill it with concrete. It is totally up to you.

Advantages: Quite economical and can be done quickly.

Disadvantages: If you are planning to sell your property, then its value could be affected due to the partial removal of the swimming pool. Or, if you wish to build a swimming pool again, then you will have to do a lot of hammering and breaking, which is very hectic and time-consuming.

Partial removal and Engineered Fill

In this, the process is same, but it is monitored by a professional, so chances of mistakes are less. If you are not sure about the ability of your contractor, then you can opt for this technique. The area can be used to grow plants or trees, landscaping, concrete and sheds, etc.

Advantages: Economical and high removing speed. Also, verified compacting of the area.

Disadvantages: The value of the property is affected and also, if you are looking to add a new pool, then the process of removing all the materials is very tough, time-consuming and expensive.

Full Removal with Non-Engineered Back-fill

In this, the fiberglass, concrete, re-bar, liner and everything else is removed from the cavity of the pool. Then, the area is filled and compacted. The area can be used for landscaping, grow plants and trees, placing sheds and concrete.

Advantages: If you plan on selling your property, then the disclosure would state that the entire swimming pool was removed. This will ensure a good price for your property. Chances of error are also less as there is no concrete buried in the pool.

Disadvantages: The cost of the process is more than the above-mentioned two processes, but the result is superior and favorable.

Full Removal with Engineered Back-fill

Things removed in this process are same as that of full removal with non-engineered back-fill, except that the demolition and compaction plan wet gets a stamp by an Engineer who has got the license from the province.

Advantages: This is the best you can do to get rid of your swimming pool. The building departments and real estate people will not be able to determine if there was a pool on your property.

Disadvantages: The cost of the process is way too high. The process may differ from what I’ve mentioned, so you have to go through the entire process in detail to understand what it is all about.

Now you know that there are different ways to get rid of a swimming pool, so it is up to you to decide as to which pool removal process you want to go with. There are cheaper options, and then, there are some expensive ones as well, so decide according to your budget and requirements. If you want to maintain the price of your property, then it is better to opt between the last two processes, as they won’t degrade the value of your property.


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