So, the time has come to explore your swimming pool removal options. We will go over the cost to fill in a pool and the various pool removal options. Full pool removal cost is higher than "partial pool removal" or "abandonment in place" pool removal. Answer the next few questions to decide which pool removal option is best for you.
Our full pool removal service completely breaks down your inground swimming pool and removes all the content allowing a clean, streamlined approach to the fill in process. We break the pool down and haul it to be recycled. Once the pool is completely removed, dirt is compacted for less settlement and the best final grade. We handle removal and proper disconnection of all the pool equipment. All permits and inspections are handled by us and you don't pay us the final check until the inspector signs off on the work being completed.
Most contractors will recommend the easy way out. Complete pool removal is usually your best option, though, it is more costly. This process gives you the best final result with the least amount of yard settlement. Your pool is broken into manageable pieces and completely removed from your property instead of simply burying it in the backyard. If there will ever be building in that area, there won't be buried rubble to have to sort through in the future.
Only have concrete decking to be removed or other structures? We have you covered. With years of demolition experience, there is not much we can't handle. We are based in N. Bethesda/Rockville and service the Washington DC Metro area.
On a budget and looking to cut the cost to fill in a pool as much as possible? Are you tired of hearing frogs and worrying about a child falling in and drowning? Are you looking to sell or rent your home and want to reduce the liability? We can break your pool down into small pieces, as we fill in your pool, the dirt is compacted over the concrete and graded out your yard to give you the proper drainage. I offer the best solution for minimal long term settlement and all work comes with a lifetime warranty so if it is to ever sink in the future, we will make it right even if it is 10 years later.
This is the best way to improve property value with out spending a fortune renovating your old pool and at the same time decrease your liability. We have a few swimming pool removal options to make that big hole in the yard go away. If you have a vinyl pool, the liner and support shell is completely removed and in both cases during the filling in of the pool, the dirt is compacted and graded to leave you with a nice open space in your yard.
***Do not be fooled by some online "DIY concepts" or lazy "quick buck" contractors that suggest that only drilling holes or knocking a small portion out of the bottom and sides are acceptable forms of pool removal. This is a huge mistake. The entire bottom and sides need to be broken into pieces small enough to be able to mix into the dirt for filling in, proper drainage, even compaction with the least amount of settlement and in some rare circumstance that the area will ever need to be excavated in the future. This type of pool removal costs less up front and will be a hard sell by most contractors but will not benefit you in the long run.***
Located in N. Bethesda/Rockville, we can arrange a time to meet on site and give you some ideas and go over all your pool removal options in person.
In 2021, we began to offer mobile on-site recycling for your swimming pool removal and other concrete structural demolition. We have recycled dozens of pools and the process really helps to promote a better end result for your pool removal project. While the cost to fill in a pool varies between full and partial removal, recycling a pool is an affordable and environmentally conscious option for your pool removal needs.
Full pool removal cost is about the same as pool recycling with the added benefit of saving the transportation and use of large trucks moving concrete from your site to be recycled off site. You will typically be given the choice of breaking up and burying a pool or full removal.
Burying is usually easier and cheaper. The long term benefits of this are minimal and there are associated risks of a sink hole developing and future drainage issues. With this process, use of the land in and around the pool is forfeited for any future use other than a lawn.
Hauling concrete pool debris away is typically best but this is a bit more costly. Complete pool removal is the best option for long term peace of mind and resale property value. Full pool removal insures future buyers that they won't have to deal with the pool debris in the future. There is a lot of concrete and debris hauling that is associated with this process. Limited access to the work area can raise the cost of completing the full removal.
We have come up with an environmentally conscious solution:
It is simple. Recycling!
We process all the debris on site and the client gets to reap the benefit of having the pool debris recycled in their yard which not only reduces landfill space being used and all the truck traffic required to haul all the concrete and debris but also, you get the added benefit of a job done right.
This is very similar to most concrete recycling programs found on much larger projects. The materials are processed to a point in which they can be buried on site in accordance with engineering specifications. The result is you get your yard restored and your pool completely removed while at the same time helping the environment.
Our recycling program is one of a kind. We have invested in industry leading equipment that can get into just about any tight work space you can offer.
To learn more about this option, feel free to call and discuss your questions with me. Located in N. Bethesda/Rockville, we are able to quickly arrive on your job site and explore all our pool removal options with you in person.
I have been serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area for more than 20 years as both a commercial and residential contractor.
With an extensive background in concrete structure and demolition, Rock Creek Excavation is poised to provide a service to those in need of a big company service at a small company price.
After being in the commercial market for many years, my focus is to simplify the projects we take on and give our customers a hands on approach to each project. You will work one-on-one with me and I will guide you through every detail of the pool demolition process. I will learn about your vision, backyard space, budget and timeline. Then, we will create a unique plan to make your dream a reality. Even if your dream is pool removal and destruction, I will work with your every thought to give you the best result as a demolition contractor. With each job, my clients get my mobile phone number and the confidence that the project will go smoothly. My extensive network allows access to the materials and machinery to fit all the projects we take on.
We can handle all indoor, in-ground, above-ground pools and hot tubs, concrete buildings, landlocked structures.
Demolition of your in-ground pool is our specialty. View Portfolio of Previous Work.
Swimming in pool repair bills?
Everyone who owns a pool knows how much the maintenance and repairs cost.
If your pool is not used regularly, you could be spending more than $200 or more on average per swim. The metro area only has about 3 good months of pool weather to begin with and heaters cost a fortune to run to extend that time into the fall.
Inground swimming pool removal is not cheap but a permanent solution to rid yourself of the headaches associated with that big hole in the ground. While the average cost of maintaining a 600-800 square foot pool is around $2,000 per year, removal will cost a bit more up front but with very little to no long term costs. If you do the math, joining the local swim club is a far cheaper solution to get your swimming fix and a much more social experience. Add this with the constant buying and juggling of chemicals and increasing liabilities of the neighbor's kid or pet drowning when you are trying to go on vacation, the answer is easy.
The average cost may vary from site to site but it is a good idea to budget at least $6,000 for a vinyl liner pool and $6,000-$10,000 for a concrete (shotcrete or gunite).
These prices all vary a bit but and the final pool removal cost will vary from job to job depending on your final plan for the space. Many people use the space for planting vegetables and landscape gardens while others use the space for a lawn or patio.
However you like to use the space is up to you. It is our job to get you there.
Removing your pool prior to the sale of your house will not only expand the amount of potential interested buyers, it also will avoid buyers using the presence of a pool as a negotiating tactic to lower the sale price. Typically, the cost of removal will come back to you threefold at sale in these cases.
Everyone wants to spend as little as possible with getting the best result. No one wants to waste money right?
Cutting corners or contractors that don't charge according to the project they are doing and only focused on getting a sale are ways you can spend more money and have to revisit your project years later. Additionally, if you sell your home and the pool removal is not done as stated or represented properly at the time of sale it can come back to bite you years later.
There are many contractors who think that swimming pool removal is easy and they can make big money by undercutting or offering cash discounts to clients. While this looks good at first, these are the businesses that won't be around very long and are just out to get your money.
For years we have uncovered abandoned pools and improperly broken pool from clients who went with the cheapest contractor and went on to regret it. The cost to redo a poorly demolished pool is much higher the second time around. No one really benefits from this.
Going with the right contractor is important.
Click below to see a few pictures of what we have found improperly buried in the past.
All swimming pool removal work is guaranteed 100%. We stand behind our work. Since the cost to fill in a pool is so much, it is money you only want to spend once.
Warranty covers defects in grade due to settlement and standing water associated with work area.
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