Having a swimming pool in your backyard can be a great thing. There comes a time, however, when every pool reaches the end of its useful life. This can happen to your swimming pool for several reasons.
Swimming pools, even the best in-ground pools, simply don’t last as long as a well built house. For this reason alone, just about anyone who has a swimming pool will at some point need to remove, remodel or replace it. As swimming pools age, problems often arise with old equipment, pipe leakage, plaster cracking, and they typically lose their aesthetic value if not taken care of well.
Swimming pools can also be very expensive to maintain. Many people, once they realize that they no longer use their pool as much as they used to, decide that the best thing to do is remove the pool rather than continue to pay for its maintenance indefinitely. Because of the extreme heat during Austin’s summers, pool pumps and filters must run for 10-12 hours day to keep the water clear. You also must fill your pool regularly because the high heat will cause your pool water to evaporate quickly. This can be a big extra expense for someone who no longer uses their pool.
Whatever the reason, the decision to remove your swimming pool is an important one. A swimming pool can be a liability forever if not properly removed. There are two approaches to pool removal, and you should understand both them before making your decision. Quite frankly, you get what you pay for:
Partial Pool Demolition: This method is the most common chosen by our clients . A partial pool demo involves knocking 2-3 large holes in the bottom of the pool to allow any water that makes it that far to drain through the bottom of the pool. Then we knock in the walls of the pool about 3 feet down and break up the rubble within the hole. We will remove any excess concrete, materials etc. The rest of cement and debris is then buried and we fill with sand, road base gravel, and then the new soil compacted. As the hole is filled, we wet and compact the fill in materials to get a firm compacted base that will not sink. Once the compaction process is complete, the recaptured areas are covered with screened top soil, allowing homeowners to create their new backyard environment.
Complete Pool Removal: Complete pool removal is just what is sounds like: the pool is completely removed. We leave no cement, no unwanted decking, no equipment or anything else related to the pool. The hole is filled with high-quality fill and compacted, just as it is in the Partial Pool Demolition.
How Much Does it Cost to Remove My Pool?
If you are serious about having your inground or above ground pool removed call us to set up and free estimate. The cost to remove your swimming pool will depend on a number of factors, including:
- Pool Access: The easier it is for us to get the equipment to your pool, the lower the price will be due to the equipment and time needed to get the demo completed.
- Size of Your Swimming Pool: Larger pools are more costly to remove.
- Type of Your Pool: Fiberglass, vinyl-lined, gunite, above ground, etc.
- City Permits: Permitting varies from city-to-city and county to county.
- Type of removal: Partial, Full Removal.
The current average cost in Austin and surrounding areas to have your pool removed ranges from $6,000-$12,000 for a Partial Demo and $10,000-$18,000 for a Full Removal. If you receive any bids that are lower than our low end pricing you should check to make sure they have a State of Texas registered and insured business.
If you need more information or would like to get a free bid please fill in our instant request form or call us today. We are happy to come out and answer all of your questions and give you a free quote.