Why You May Want To Have Your Inground Pool Removed And Options For The Demolition

You may have bought a home with an inground pool because you thought your family would spend a lot of time swimming in the summer or that you'd entertain with pool parties. Instead, you may barely use your pool at all. If so, you may want to consider having the pool removed. Here's why removing the pool might be a good idea and the demolition options to choose from.

A Pool You Never Use Is A Burden

You don't want an empty pool in your yard because that's a significant safety hazard. You also don't want to neglect the pool and let algae take over, so you still have to maintain the pool even if you don't use it. By having the pool removed, you eliminate the need to keep it clean and free of algae, and you also remove a potential hazard from your home.

If you have small kids or pets, you won't have to worry about them falling in the pool any longer. If you have the pool removed, you'll have more yard space to devote to other things, such as gardening or landscaping or just to have more room for pets to roam.

A Partial Pool Demolition Buries The Concrete

There are two types of demolition services you can choose from to remove your pool. One is a partial demolition that breaks the pool apart and buries the busted concrete pieces. The other is the complete removal of the concrete. A partial demolition is less expensive and quicker since the broken pieces of concrete don't have to be lifted out and hauled away.

A partial pool demolition involves using heavy machinery to break apart the sides and deck of the pool and shove the broken concrete chunks in the hole where the pool was. The floor is broken apart or has holes drilled in it so rain can leak through the soil rather than being trapped in the pool. Once the concrete is broken up, the demolition service fills the voids with dirt and covers the surface with dirt so the pool is completely out of sight and the soil is ready for grass seed or sod.

A Complete Pool Demolition Removes All Of The Pool

A complete pool demolition involves busting up all the pool, including the floor, and lifting out the concrete chunks so they can be removed from your property. There's nothing left but a big hole in your yard after the pool is removed. The hole is then filled with gravel and dirt, compacted, and leveled so the ground is ready for soil.

A demolition service can advise on the method to use for removing your pool considering local codes and the risk of the dirt sinking over time since a complete pool demolition has a lower risk of ground sinking than a partial demolition.

Reach out to a demolition service to learn more.