Swimming Pool Removal Windsor OntarioJanuary 8, 2014
Swimming pools are very nice way to enjoy your backyard. But like most things there comes a time when a pool is no longer desired. The most common reasons, are selling/buying a house, age of the pool, age of the homeowners.
It is sometimes more difficult to sell your home with a pool taking up 50% of the rear yard. Its narrows down the. amount of perspective buyers as not everyone is looking for a pool. Sometimes home buyers will remove the pool after purchasing a home. This is usually due to the fact that the rest of the home was desirable enough to overlook the extra cost of a removal. A pool removal can be negotiated in the purchase agreement of the home.
Pools like vehicles only last so long before they require serious maintenance. What can go wrong with a pool? Its just holds water! Well liners need to be replaced, if you have a concrete pool, they require resurfacing. Although the cost of a proper pool removal is high. The cost will be outweighed in a few years by liner replacement and operational costs.
Homeowners also get older, after the kids and even grand kids grow up the pool is often maintained and not used. The average operational cost for in ground pool factoring utilities, chemicals, and servicing is over $2500 annually. In a few years the removal is paid for.
By now you are probably thinking that a removal is costly. How can just filling in a hole cost so much. Well it is not just backing a dump truck up and dumping loads of soil. It is illegal to just fill in hole with soil. The land must be returned back to the condition it was in prior to the installation of the pool. That means the liner, all concrete, steel walls and grout are to be torn out. Its requires some pretty heavy equipment to do this. We use a 5 ton mini excavator with a hydraulic breaker and a 5 ton skid steer to perform these tasks. After the pool items are removed we then dump soil into what now looks like the impact zone of bomb. There are specific methods to applying soil, we have developed them with our experience and feed back from previous customers. We have developed the optimum method to ensure minimal soil settling, and proper rear drainage. If soil is just dumped into the hole it will take over a year to compact. With out compaction the soil will settle greatly. Nobody wants to remove a pool only to have transport more loads of soil a year later.
Removing pools is one of our specialties call us today for an estimate on removing your pool.