Inground swimming pools are popular outdoor features, but not everyone wants one in their backyard. Pool maintenance can be time-consuming and expensive, and some homeowners may decide it’s not worth the trouble. Other homeowners may simply want to use the space for something else, such as a garden or patio. For those homeowners with small children or pets, safety concerns could be another good reason to remove a pool.
|What you can expect|
|Range per cubic yard:||$95.74||$116.17|
|Range for this type of project:||$5,744||$6,970|
Pool Removal Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Perimeter coping will be demolished and removed, and all plumbing and equipment disconnected. Drainage holes will be created every 100 SF along the base of pool, and hole will be backfilled with soil (additional fee). Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Pool Removal Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include skid loader with attachments for excavation, demolition, and loading. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Pool Removal Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove a pool|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per cubic yard||$6.31|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 60 cubic yard||$6,255.39|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 60 cubic yard||$5,652.45 - $6,858.33|
Getting rid of an unwanted swimming pool is more complicated than simply filling it with dirt. First, the pool is completely drained of water, and then the pool’s floor and walls are dismantled and removed. The pool’s components, such as the filter and pump, also must be removed. The resulting hole is then carefully filled with dirt, concrete or a mixture of dirt and stone.
Many factors can impact the cost of a pool-removal project. The pool’s material is a major factor. Concrete pools tend to be expensive to remove due to their weight, while fiberglass and vinyl pools are lighter and easier to remove. The filling material is another important cost factor to consider. Dirt is generally the least expensive filling material, while concrete is much more costly.
Dismantling a pool is a big job, especially for homeowners who don’t have access to professional equipment such as excavators and jackhammers. Hauling away the debris is also difficult. The resulting hole must be carefully filled, or the ground could settle over time, leaving part of the lawn unstable. For best results, homeowners who want to remove their swimming pools are advised to seek help from an expert.